Seasonal Assistant Gardener

Overview

A self-motivated, enthusiastic and driven Seasonal Assistant Gardener is sought after on a full time basis for a beautiful garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith in Oxford.

The 25-30 acre garden is part of a shooting estate and consists of a walled garden, kitchen garden, rose garden, greenhouse for propagation work, extensive lawns both for ride on and fine mowing, topiary, hedges, herbaceous and mixed borders, shrubs and a variety of young and mature trees.

Our client is seeking an individual who can work well as part of a small but highly dedicated team, has exceptional attention to detail and a willingness to learn and adapt on a continuing basis.

This position would be perfect for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is looking to have more autonomy and wants to improve their knowledge and skills over a wide range of horticultural and grounds care work.

The role is from May until early September.

Job duties:

Responsibilities of the Seasonal Assistant Gardener near Oxford include:

  • Overall maintenance of the garden and grounds, working alongside the Head Gardener and Senior Gardener
  • Walled garden work, mowing of fine lawns, strimming, hedge cutting and seasonal work
  • Seasonal maintenance such as preparing beds for planting in spring, planting new additions to the garden and dividing perennials and  watering, deadheading flowers, and controlling pests and diseases

Candidates must be/have: 

  • Ideal candidate must be a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a passion for gardening and horticulture
  • Interest in horticulture a must and a desire to further and broaden your experience
  • Familiarity with agricultural equipment from small tractors to mini diggers an advantage but not essential – training will be given if needed
  • Ability to muck in and help on adhoc jobs is a must
  • Must be a driver with a clean, valid driving licence

Accommodation

No accommodation provided.

Hours

Full-time. The role is from May to early September.

Location

Headington, Oxford, OX3.

Salary

£15 per hour

Job ref

CP641 Seasonal Assistant Gardener near Oxford.

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Seasonal Assistant Gardener