Junior Gardener


Our client, who owns a private country estate near Shaftesbury, seeks a proactive and hardworking Junior Gardener to work under their Head Gardener.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with entry-level experience to grow within a prestigious Private Estate.

Responsibilities of the Junior Gardener will include all areas of gardening such as lawn mowing and maintenance, weeding, seasonal pruning of shrubs, plants and hedges, strimming, and hedge trimming, planting, and leaf clearance.

Occasional assistance to the wider estate team may also be required.

Job duties

Responsibilities of the Junior Gardener near Shaftesbury, Dorset, include:

  • Maintain and care for lawns, gardens, and landscaped areas, ensuring they are kept in pristine condition
  • Plant, prune, and cultivate a variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, and hedges
  • Manage and maintain vegetable gardens, including planting, watering, and harvesting produce
  • Operate and maintain gardening equipment and machinery, such as mowers, trimmers, and irrigation systems
  • Monitor and control pests and diseases, using organic or chemical methods as appropriate
  • Plan and implement seasonal garden projects and redesigns
  • Ensure pathways, driveways, and outdoor living spaces are clean, safe, and well-kept
  • Coordinate with estate staff for event setups and special projects
  • Manage composting systems and soil health to promote sustainable practices

Candidates must be/have:

  • Reliable, conscientious, and hard working
  • Happy to work under / take direction from a Head Gardener
  • Part of a small team, but capable of spending some time working alone and shows initiative
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Happy to work outside in all weathers


Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:30, with occasional weekend during busy periods.


Near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Dependent on experience.

Job ref

CP655: Junior Gardener near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

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Junior Gardener