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Laggan Estate
Callander
£26,000 - £30,000 a year - Full-time

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Pay

  • £26,000 - £30,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Location

Callander

Benefits
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  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Transport links

Full job description

We are looking for a gardener to join our team, working to maintain and develop the eight acres of newly cultivated garden and 90 acre wider private estate near Strathyre, Stirlingshire.

The garden is on the site of a former farm which has been radically transformed over the last five years. Work is still ongoing with a brand new 1.5 acre walled garden currently being built, including a 30m Hartley Botanic glasshouse range. Along with the rest of the garden, which has been developed under the direction of garden designer Tracy McQue, there will be plenty to get stuck in with. This will include ground preparation and planting up new areas of the garden, maintaining the diverse areas of the garden and helping with occasional tasks on the wider estate.

You will be working under the Head Gardener in a team of five. The garden is not traditional and is designed to complement the surrounding landscape, planted in large swathes, meadows and rewilded areas. No striped lawns or staked Delphiniums here; we’re looking for people with a modern outlook to horticulture who can contribute to making this unique site a beautiful space. Tasks will vary greatly across the year, including but not limited to: weeding, planting, hedge cutting, pruning, glasshouse work, mulching, mowing, strimming, helping in the kitchen garden, propagation and nursery work, meadow maintenance, tree work, leaf blowing, pressure washing and more as the garden continues to expand.

We are looking for a well rounded gardener to help with the ongoing maintenance and installation of new areas, including the walled garden. In the future there will be opportunity to take on more responsibility and build on your horticultural interests as the garden develops.

We also look after the owner’s garden in another property in Edinburgh one day a week, which everyone will be involved with (fuel paid). This is a lovely garden set over approximately an acre, with ornamental trees, two lawns, woodland and herbaceous planting connected with grass paths. Although more mature than the main estate, this space is going through a programme of renovation and replanting which you will be involved in. We also take care of planted containers around the house, climbers and wall-trained trees.

The local area is a great place to live; a well serviced town with excellent transport links to Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow whilst still having a friendly, small town feel. There are excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking in the local area and also a great base for exploring the Highlands further to the north.

Essential

  • Theoretical horticultural knowledge equivalent to a RHS level 2 standard.
  • A minimum of two years, full-time employment in public or private gardens.
  • Proficient in the safe use and basic maintenance of a wide range of horticultural tools, machinery and vehicles.
  • A team player with an adaptable attitude and willingness to work in all areas of the garden: Kitchen Garden; Ornamental; Woodland and Estate.
  • Physically fit and able to undertake repetitive tasks like weeding, mulching.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Due to the location of the site a full driving licence is required.
  • Personable and discreet, respectful of the fact that this is a family home.

Desirable

  • Additional skills such as hard landscaping/ joinery / fencing / smallholding etc would be considered advantageous.
  • Previous experience working in young, evolving gardens, renovation projects and newly planted areas.
  • Experience of keeping chickens and/or bees.

Please apply with a current C.V and a covering letter outlining why this role appeals to you.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £26,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Gardening: 1 year (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Callander (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Callander: Relocate before starting work (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Gardens2

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