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Estate Gardener

Tuddenham, Suffolk

The employer

A private estate of some 3-4 acres, comprising lawns, formal borders, walled garden, and wild areas.


The job

You'll be solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the gardens, which are undergoing significant redevelopment to bring them back to their former glory - plans that you will very much be a part of. You'll maintain and develop the c.4 acre gardens, including mowing, weeding, pruning, planting, spraying, hedge-cutting, etc. You'll use your exceptional plant knowledge to work with the owners on development plans and planting schemes - a real opportunity to take ownership of the future of this historic garden.


What you'll need

A passionate horticulturalist with experience of country house gardening

An excellent timekeeper who is reliable and trustworthy

Ability to take instruction to complete necessary tasks, while remaining proactive and setting your own work

Experience using horticultural machinery

Self-starter able to prioritise own workload

Chainsaw Maintenance/Crosscutting and PA1/PA6 strongly desired

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport.


Where you'll be based

The estate is based close to the village of Tuddenham, a few miles north of Ipswich and west of Woodbridge.


What you'll receive

- £27,000 - £30,000 per annum as a full time salary, pro rata for part time, or equivalent self-employed rate

- Employed or self-employed

- Ideally part time, working 3 days per week (which could be spread over 5 short days/school hours)

- Full time considered

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside

- An opportunity to take real ownership of a fantastic garden and its future direction


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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