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Assistant Gardener

Position first published: 13th June 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Assistant Gardener (5 days a week) on one of England’s historic and beautiful private estates.

Elton Hall is a family owned Grade 1 listed building which opens to the public throughout the summer months and also holds some weddings and events.  The gardens include formal lawns, herbaceous borders, an orangery, flower garden, water features, shrub garden, arboretum, wilderness garden, box & yew hedges and magnificent topiary.   In all about 26 acres.  There is a thriving Plant Centre & Café in the Walled Garden which is under separate management.

The Assistant Gardener is a key member of the garden team, ensuring that the gardens are presented and maintained to the highest standard.   The successful candidate will possess proven horticultural knowledge and experience including:

  • Weeding and seasonal pruning and planting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Mulching
  • Leaf clearing
  • Lawn mowing and border edging
  • Watering (occasional weekends if necessary)
  • Planting of annuals and bulbs
  • Assist in the control of weeds, pests and diseases
  • Assist looking after all tools and keeping sheds/workplace tidy

You will need:

  • To be physically fit and have at least 5 years’ horticultural experience
  • Experience of using garden machinery
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements
  • Spray certificate or happy to go on a course
  • To be highly organised and efficient at time management
  • Happy to work outdoors whatever the weather
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Good level of spoken English & UK Driving Licence essential

Salary up to £25,000 depending on experience

Accommodation can be provided

28 days paid holiday a year including bank holidays

Pension scheme as standard

REPLY WITH CV TO vacancy@eltonhall.com