A full-time professional gardener wanted for one of the most colourful and interesting private gardens in historic Kincardineshire. The heritage gardens are maintained and developed to a high standard, open for Charity once a year for Scotland ‘s garden scheme and privately arranged group tours.
The ideal candidate must be qualified to SVQ/ RHS/ HND or equivalent with at least 4 years’ experience and hold certification in spraying PA1 and PA6A as well as chainsaw. They should have a sound knowledge of plants and horticultural practices including some botanical plants experience as a preference. The person must have enthusiasm and energy, good communication skills and a good understanding of health and safety requirements.
The individual should be well organised and confident in managing people and workload, also keeping accurate records. The successful candidate must be able, not only to maintain the garden to the high standard required, but also must be able to work with both the family and the Undergardener as well as be able to contribute to the overall conservation and development of the garden and its displays.
The varied areas of practical and skilled horticulture include a traditional walled garden and glasshouses, fruit/vegetables, roses, lawns, indoor fruit, plant propagation and pest/disease/weed control.
The heated historic greenhouses hold a prominent position within the walled garden. The ornamental display includes bananas, orchids, plumbago, begonias and pelargoniums.
A good working knowledge of propagation, IPM and indoor plant cultivation is essential.
The role requires flexibility with hours dependent on workload and season.
Salary – £22-25,000 depending on experience. Includes attractive benefits package and 2/3 bedroom tied cottage.
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