Head Gardener & Grounds Maintainence

  • Company: Private Estate
  • Location: Ditchling
  • Salary: Dependant on Experience
  • Contact Email: BDrecruitment1@gmail.com


To maintain the existing grounds to a high standard, and help to develop and then implement a plan of ongoing improvement to the gardens and grounds, sympathetic to the house and its surroundings.

Main duties:

  • Lawn and hedge maintenance and cultivation.
  • Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting
  • Prepare rockeries, herbaceous borders and shrubberies.
  • Planting and nurturing vegetables and herbs.
  • To keep the borders, footpaths clear and leaf free.
  • The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery.
  • The use of cylinder/rotary ride-on mower and hand-held mowers.
  • Follow best practice and ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.
  • Basis handyman experience to help with odd jobs at the main house.


  • A relevant horticultural qualification.
  • A passion for and practical approach to gardening.
  • Strong plant knowledge.
  • Experience working on a private estate or similar historic garden.
  • Must be able to deal with the demands of a physical role.
  • Clean UK driving licence.

Job Type: Part-time, 2-3 days per week to be agreed

Salary: Dependant on experience

Other: This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

To apply please send a CV with relevant experience and contact details to: BDrecruitment1@gmail.com

Applicants must be able to provide references upon request.

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