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near Blandford Forum, Dorset     Start Date: 08 Jul 2024 - Full Time     31000

Job Description


JOB DETAILS: Skilled Gardener
An experienced gardener is sought to join a close-knit estate team on a private property with
large gardens in North Dorset, on a full-time basis.
The successful applicant will need to assist with a substantial greenhouse, a walled vegetable
garden and an orchard as well as a variety of formal gardens including borders and lawns.
This position will require applicants to have a good understanding of, and experience in
kitchen gardening, as a wide variety of produce is grown for the house on an ongoing basis,
along with a comprehensive plant knowledge and the maintenance of to provide the estate
with fresh cut flowers.
The Gardener will play an important role in ensuring the formal gardens are maintained to
high standards working closely alongside the rest of a 4 person team.
Suitable applicants for this role will have experience of gardening within a private estate
environment from a hands-on perspective. Applicants should have good plant identification
skills, excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrable experience in kitchen gardening and plant propagation/glasshouse work is
essential, as is competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery.
RHS or NVQ Level 2 Horticulture, spraying qualifications (PA1/PA6), an in-date First Aid
certificate, and chainsaw certificate would be desirable, though training can be provided in
the areas necessary for otherwise suitable candidates.
Applicants must be tidy in their work, presentable, positive in attitude and possess a working
understanding of the considerations required of gardeners on private estates.
Hours of Work:
10.00 to 10.30 Team Tea break (Break Room)
13.00 – 13.30 Team Lunch break (Break Room)
16.30 Finish
Weekly meeting with Estate Manager with Monthly meetings with Owners
Team break 10-10.30am – also an opportunity to discuss anything
Holidays - 20 days plus bank holidays

How to Apply


Email CV to stepleton.garden@icloud.com

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