Published
18th June 2024
Location
LEEDS, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

Head gardener This is a fantastic opportunity for an upcoming gardener, with excellent qualifications and 3-5 years current experience, who now wants to take on his/her own garden and grow with it.

The gardens and grounds have been beautifully landscaped featuring new terracing and extensive planting. The principal terrace leading off the west wing is planted with a mixture of shrub and herbaceous borders with formal parterre and a hornbeam walk. A rose covered colonnade style pergola leads to a terraced dining area with spectacular views towards the River Wharfe .

A new walled garden was created in 2014 and is capable of providing year-round produce, including cut flowers, a plethora of seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as figs, morello cherries, pears, apples, nectarines, peaches, raspberry beds and asparagus beds. Along with a large newly constructed traditional style greenhouse, which includes vines and a garden store behind. This particular part of the garden is a remarkable feature.

The grounds extend to approximately 22 acres which includes an ancient Beech and Bluebell wood with a Ha Ha wall that has been fully restored. The ancient woodland is a magical place and boasts snowdrops and wild garlic as well as the beautiful Bluebells.

Gardening skills that are required include Maintenance and improvements of :

  1. Lawns
  2. Shrub & Herbaceous borders
  3. Formal Parterre
  4. Hornbeam Walk
  5. Walled Garden and Poly Tunnel
  6. Beech & Bluebell Wood
  7. Monitor repairs & keep up to date with service/maintenance
  1. Motivated Strong work ethic          Good communication skills
  2. Hands on and trustworthy
  3. Dog lovers
  4. Fit and energetic
  5. Flexible
  6. Sense of humour

professional with good checkable references and experience

 

 

 

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