Head Gardener, Buckinghamshire Ref JF 1473

Position Filled
Posted on
September 20, 2023
Henley on Thames, Buckinghamshire
Job Type
Permanent / Full-time / Live in
Private Household & Estate / Gardener / Groundsperson

Full Time experienced Head Gardener required for private country estate located near Henley on Thames , Buckinghamshire. The property and gardens overlook the stunning Chiltern Hills, so this is a fabulous location to live and work.

We are looking for a skilled gardener with RHS qualifications to manage this beautiful, established 8 acre ornamental garden.

The garden comprises several areas, all of which require high standard maintenance to keep them looking exceptional at all times. This is a full time position and accommodation is available on site (3 bedroom cottage)

This would suit someone with passion and a genuine love of using their horticultural skills. The owner adores their garden and is looking for a gardener who takes pride in their work with an enthusiastic approach.

As much as possible the garden is managed organically, so a gardener with an environmentally friendly approach would be preferred.

The Position:

  • Formal lawn care, using large garden machinery including ride on mower, strimmer etc
  • Formal border care- weeding, pruning, cutting back, spraying, restocking etc
  • Cutting garden- ensuring flowers available for the house
  • Greenhouse management
  • Vegetable growing- providing produce for the house
  • General tidying around the property – terraces, pathways and leisure areas
  • Topiary
  • Spraying – mostly organically but some areas still chemically treated

The person:

  • Reliable, enthusiastic with a good work ethic
  • Friendly and good to have around
  • Happy to follow instructions but also able to work using their own initiative
  • RHS qualified, with excellent horticultural skills
  • Experienced with using garden machinery.
  • Experienced with topiary.
  • Will have an keen eye for detail and have the ability to keep the garden in immaculate order
  • Will understand the seasons and know what and when things need doing
  • Will have spray certificates PA1 and PA6
  • Car driver

A generous salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

A partner employed elsewhere would be welcome.

Tel Jackie 07979501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk