A superb new vacancy has arisen for a live in Sole Gardener to undertake the management of a delightful large private garden on a 900 acre estate North Aberdeenshire. The garden consists of a burn planted with wetland plants and azaleas and rhododendrons with natural woodland ponds nearby. Beyond is a walled garden is approximately 0.8 acres and mainly under grass but still used for growing produce and contains planted borders with an array of perennials, shrubs, roses, fruit trees and a glass house with peach nectarine and figs. Another unique feature of the garden is an Indian garden patterned on ancient Persian pleasure parks with small farm outbuildings forming a backdrop to the garden.
Applicants for the role will need to have good plant knowledge, ideally a horticultural qualification and experience of pruning fruit trees, shrub roses, taking cuttings/propagation and a wide range of other garden tasks requiring good plant knowledge and horticultural skills. Chainsaw certificates are not essential but PA1/PA6 will be required. Also essential for the role are ability to work mainly unsupervised and effectively manage time and keep on top of weeding and vegetable production in the summer months.
The owner notes that you will be working with a small but friendly team on the estate and therefore must be willing to work alongside the Gamekeeper/Handyman to assist with estate duties such as clearing fallen branches after a storm and making bonfires when required.
Weekend duties will be required as the appointed gardener will be responsible for running the glasshouse and care of all the plants.
The appointed gardener has a holiday allowance of 25 days + 3 days bank holiday.
Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for the Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.