20 Sep, 2018
Head Gardener Featured
A skilled Head Gardener is required for a large private garden in South County Dublin. Situated by the sea, the informal terraced garden consists of mixed borders, lawns, a small kitchen garden, glasshouse, woodland and a large pond. Responsibilities: To manage and motivate the existing team of 1 full time and 2 part time staff. To manage the day-to-day, year round maintenance of the garden. To manage the continuing development of the garden working closely with the owners and the garden consultant. To supply the kitchen with regular produce from the kitchen garden. To maintain two adjoining gardens. To maintain records for garden, machinery and health and safety. To manage the garden budget. To liaise regularly with the house manager with regard to staffing, overall garden planning and management. To practice sustainable gardening methods. Requirements: A recognised horticultural qualification and at least 5 years experience in a similar supervisory role. Excellent plant knowledge and gardening skills. Physical fitness as this is a hands-on role. Good communication skills, attention to detail, a keen eye for design and a flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion.
Private Estate Dublin Dublin, Ireland Full time