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Country House Gardener

Dennington, Suffolk


The employer


A private family home with gardens of some 6 acres, comprising ornamental formal gardens and extensive lawns. The family have a large interest in conservation and rewilding, as well as regenerative farming.

 

The job


As the sole gardener for this small estate, your prime focus will be the upkeep of approx. 6 acres of landscaped ornamental gardens and lawns, responsible for caring for the health of plants, weeding, pruning, spraying, and extensive hedge-cutting and mowing. For this you will use a variety of equipment including strimmers, chainsaws, electric and petrol hedge trimmers, hand mower, ride-on, and state-of-the-art John Deere large ride-on, as well as a quad bike and trailer.


There will never be a dull moment as, once you are on top of the gardens, there are many more areas to be involved with, including a small kitchen garden to grow vegetables, a 5 acre woodland.


A rare opportunity to take over an established garden and care for and nurture it.


A 2 or 3 bedroom property will be provided with the job.

 

What you'll need


An experienced horticulturalist with extensive knowledge of the care of perennials and shrubs

An excellent timekeeper who is reliable and trustworthy

A proactive attitude towards the overall upkeep of the garden and grounds

Knowledge and experience of pesticides and chemical applications

Experience using chainsaws and other horticultural machinery

Chainsaw Maintenance/Crosscutting and PA1/PA6 strongly desired

Love of the outdoors and working in all weathers

Happy to turn your hand to other tasks required by the family, such as light maintenance work, taking out the bins

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport.

 

Where you'll be based


The estate is based nearby the village of Dennington, Suffolk.

 

What you'll receive


- £25,000 - £28,000 per annum dependent on experience

- Property provided in the form of a 2 or 3 bedroom house on the estate (increased salary available if property not required)

- Full time employment working 40 hours per week, ideally between 8am-4:30pm

- Opportunity to take real ownership over the care of a fabulous garden

- 28 days holiday including bank holidays

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside

- An opportunity to have a 'job for life'

 

Find out more


To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to martin@martin-salter.com or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.

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