- Company: Templeton House
- Closing Date: 25-06-2023
- Location: Roehampton, London SW15
- Salary: From £21,700 pa
- Hours: Permanent
- Contact Title: HR
- Contact Name: Tony Edkins
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- How to Apply: Email your CV and/or portfolio to HR@richstone.co.uk
Templeton House, one of London’s finest private residences, is a spectacular Grade II listed 30,000 sqft Georgian mansion set in 3 acres of grounds, which has undergone a ten-year extensive restoration and meticulous refurbishment.
This magnificent family home is situated in South West London just moments from Richmond Park. Formerly home to Winston Churchill, its three-acre walled garden includes extensive lawns, flower parterres, sunken secluded Italian garden, a reflection pool, mature forest trees, extensive yew hedges and topiary, championship-standard outdoor tennis court, stabling and other outbuildings, and has been dramatically re-presented by the celebrated landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan. The gardens are further extended to include those for a Dower House, Cottages and Stables areas.
You will work with the Head Gardener and our property manager to deliver the agreed strategies for our short, medium and long-term goals at our properties.
You will be responsible for the maintenance of both the gardens at Templeton under the direction of the Head Gardener and take more direct responsibility for the other properties.
You will restore, maintain or improve the existing gardens, including some hard landscaping, while also undertaking new projects including establishing herbaceous and floral borders around other buildings. All this work will be undertaken with a great eye for detail and a passion to achieve the highest standards.
Plant identification skills are key to monitor and nurture the health of all plants and trees as required. You will have a detailed knowledge of the watering requirements for all plantings and manage the irrigation systems to that effect. Experience of minor repairs and adjustments is beneficial and especially a willingness to learn.
You will also assist with the implementation of sound Health and Safety practice, machinery and equipment maintenance. You will be able to handle a wide range of garden machinery, including mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters. The ability to maintain machinery is a bonus.