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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Negotiable. Starting from £19,000 depending on experience
  • Postal Code HG3 2BA
  • Job Location Yorkshire
  • Region North East
  • Experience Level Ideally, 5 years demonstrable professional gardening .
  • Working Hours & Benefits Monday to Friday, usually 8-4pm, over time requirements in spring and summer.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a full time, creatively minded gardener who can bring an eye for detail and hard-working hands to our experienced team; capable of working independently as well as under direction.

You must be capable of independently travelling to and from site or able to meet to share travel at our offices in Killinghall. We are looking for someone with a friendly and approachable demeanour who can work discreetly, upholding our professional appearance and approach at all times.

Your main responsibility is to maintain and develop our gardens to an exceptionally high standard and strong plant knowledge and species-specific pruning skills are essential.

Main duties will include:

  – Propagation

– Weeding

– Irrigation

– Pruning

– Hedge cutting

– Topiary pruning

– Mowing

– Seasonal lawn care

– Planting

– Staking

– Composting

– Pest and disease management

 

Candidate requirements:

Experience on private estate gardens and an academic horticultural qualification at RHS Level 3 or above/similar as is good physical fitness and can-do attitude regardless of adverse weather.

This is a horticulturally focussed role, with enthusiasm and dedication required alongside a positive attitude and a desire to work with the owners and employees in maintaining a positive, happy environment. You must be commercially aware and be able to pick up on cues from clients with regards to investing in their gardens and upselling and poses the ability to make suggestions for improvements to the gardens we manage.

 

Experience in kitchen gardening, rose pruning, bed/border management and the safe operation of a range of garden machinery is required.  Applicants must be happy to carry out the physically demanding aspects of the role, such as hedge cutting, as well as the finer aspects such as plant propagation and glasshouse work.

A Spraying license (PA6) is essential along with a full, clean driving license.

As a BALI approved contractor, Grant Horticulture is an independent, award winning, professional horticulture and gardening business based in Harrogate.

Our work includes a variety of prestigious privately-owned gardens plus hospitality and estate clients and due to expansion and our commitment to delivering excellent service we are now looking to recruit experienced Gardeners to the team.

The typical working hours are 0800 – 1600 Monday to Friday with the usual requirements for over time during the spring.

Culture of our company:

We are a team of skilled, qualified and passionate horticulturists who maintain some of the finest private country gardens in Yorkshire. We work alongside award winning designers and plant suppliers to ensure our projects are pristine in condition and are being constantly improved upon and therefore creating legacies for future generations.

We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with our clients, colleagues and suppliers and our ethos is one of openness, transparency and enthusiasm towards all aspects of our business.

We take our role within the environment and our team welfare very seriously, and we now only use the latest battery powered machinery, limiting noise and pollution, creating a more enjoyable working experience for our team and a more peaceful garden for our clients.

We are Horticulturists and gardeners; we are not grounds maintenance contractors.

We are seeking someone who shares our vision and passion for horticulture. This position represents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener who has considerable experience in horticulture along with the relevant qualifications to work within a number of beautiful settings.

Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience and qualifications.

COVID-19 considerations:
no sharing of tools/ hand sanitising stations in vehicles and at all projects. PPE provided.

To apply for this post please forward your CV and enclosing letter explaining why you would be a good fit for our company to gardens@granthorticulture.com

Only candidates can apply for this job.
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  • Total Jobs 1 Jobs
  • Category Horticulturist
  • Company Location Yorkshire
  • Region North East
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