A part-time (3 days a week) role has developed for a plantsperson to work on a privately owned small estate with 3 formal gardens, wildlife pond garden, small woodland and established borders and parkland style area. The grounds cover an area of approximately 5 acres, and are a mix of mature and newly planted trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, augmented by bulbs and annual flowers. The successful applicant will be required to develop these areas further by suggesting and implementing planting schemes. Plant selection, propagation, and seed growing skills are essential, with knowledge of plant diseases and administration of treatments also required. The use of organic, companion planting and biological treatments is preferred to chemical administration in the first instance. There is an established band of people taking care of the kitchen garden, lawns, hedges, and pond maintenance allowing this role to be primarily focused on all aspects of planting, and plant care. The role is for a self-employed person, 3 days a week Qualifications: RHS level 2 are desirable but not essential.
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