16 May, 2018

Head Gardener

  • Private Estate Dublin
  • Dublin, Ireland
Full time Horticulture Landscaping

Job Description

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

 

Job Benefits

Salary:

  • Generous salary for the right applicant.


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