Estate Gardener

Private estate

Skilled gardener required to join a small team working on a beautiful, private estate.

Full-time, live in position 
Generous salary package with cottage

We are looking for a skilled gardener to join a small team working on a beautiful, private estate between York and Harrogate. The estate is a much loved family home, with established and long-serving staff. It comprises c.100 acres including the walled gardens surrounding the 17th century house, glasshouse, vegetable and soft fruit gardens, orchard and parkland. 
North Yorkshire garden

The Role

  • Directly responsible to the owner, the role is varied, covering all aspects relating to the garden and wider estate.
  • Working 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, with caretaking and out of hours shared across the team.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Experience and good knowledge of horticultural practices including maintaining herbaceous borders, roses, hedges, pruning techniques, pest and disease control, plant propagation, mulching and weed control, compost management, lawn care, hedge/topiary, strimming, leaf blowing, some vegetable and nursery growing, bedding planting and soil management.
  • Competence in the safe operations and maintenance of garden machinery including strimmer’s, sprayers, hedge cutters, mowers, garden/compact tractors and trailers, leaf blowers.
  • Chainsaw and spraying certificates (PA1/PA6) are a bonus but not essential.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Must have excellent references.

The package

  • A generous salary package is negotiable, depending on experience.
  • The start date is flexible for the right candidate.


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