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Head Gardener

Tunstall, Suffolk

The employer

A private family home with gardens of some 8-10 acres, comprising ornamental formal gardens, an impressive collection of trees, extensive lawns and hedges, swimming pool, walled garden, and more.


The job

As Head Gardener for this impressive country house, your prime focus will be the upkeep of the landscaped ornamental gardens, responsible for caring for the health of plants, weeding, pruning, spraying, and extensive hedge-cutting. The estate also employs a part time gardener, who you would oversee, whose focus is mowing the lawns. You'll be provided a variety of equipment including strimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, hand mowers, ride-on etc. plus a dedicated workshop/gardeners shed area. The gardens are well-established and require full time attention to keep them looking their best.


What you'll need

An experienced horticulturalist with extensive plant knowledge

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

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport.


Where you'll be based

The house is based in the village of Tunstall, Suffolk


What you'll receive

- £30,000 - £32,000 per annum dependent on experience

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

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

- 28 days holiday including bank holidays

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


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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