Decorative Gardener

  • Company: Fairlight Hall
  • Closing Date: 13-08-2021
  • Location: Hastings
  • Salary: Depending on experience
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The decorative gardener reports directly to the head gardener and would be responsible for the maintenance of the herbaceous, mixed and other decorative borders at Fairlight hall these include the long border, Ha Ha Border, Tropical Borders, White Border and more which include a wide and interesting variety of plants. 

Seasonal tasks will need to be undertaken on the borders, this will include pruning, training, mulching, planting out and weeding along with many other tasks. 


The decorative gardener will be able to work in a team and be confident when lone working. The gardener would join an existing team of 5 and would be supported by part-time staff, trainees and volunteers. 




The ideal candidate to have the following:


· RHS Level 2 or equivalent 

· Previous experience in a professional horticultural environment.

· A passion for plants and horticulture.

· Experience in pruning and training plants such as Climbing roses and shrubs. 

· Good plant and weed identification skills.

· A good working manner 

· Experience using horticultural equipment and vehicles.

· Drivers license

· A good working manner 

· A good knowledge of plants and weeds 

· Ability to work in all weathers 

· Happy to work on more physical jobs such as mulching vegetable beds or digging.

· Be keen to learn new skills 

· Ability to take working directions. 


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