We are looking for a skilled and passionate Gardener to join the gardens team on a full time permanent basis to work with our Head Gardener to maintain and develop the Estate at our clients beautiful Hotel in Egham, Surrey.
Our client is a is a 4AA Red Star, Grade One listed building set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland in Egham, Surrey. The hotel has 43 bedrooms, 2 restaurants and excellent conferencing facilities.
The gardens were originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins. Framed on three sides by a Saxon moat, the formal gardens are both extensive and exceptional. Designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, the knot garden is embellished with fragrant beds of flowers and herbs bordered by manicured hedges and topiary. A fountain plays beside an enchanting wisteria draped wooden Japanese bridge and a beautiful rose garden with arches and pergolas encircle a sunken lily pond. A lake, four ‘secret’ gardens and a majestic grassed amphitheatre at the end of the lime avenue complete one of England’s most outstanding Arts and Crafts style gardens.
The Role and Requirements
As a Gardener you will assist the Head Gardener in the upkeep of the high standards of this historical and beautiful garden. You will need:
• Good plant knowledge
• Strong and proven horticultural skills
• Basic knowledge of fruit and herb growing
• Maintenance of grounds and gardens
• Weeding, pruning, watering and planting
• Be able to work as part of a team
• Be flexible and adaptable
• RHS level 2 certificate in horticulture or equivalent
• Experience of propagation
• Interest in historical gardens
Hours & Salary
The position of Gardener is a full-time role working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday and there is a salary on offer of £16,000 to £18,000 per annum, depending on experience plus:
• Meals on duty
• Discounted room rates and F&B after 6 months.
• Excellent opportunities to progress within the role
How to Apply
Please note that in accordance with our recruitment and consultancy processes, Hot Recruitment Consultants t/a eRecruitSmart may send your CV, if shortlisted, to the Hiring Manager at our Clients’ business and by applying for this position you give your consent for us to do so.
You must have eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted and incomplete CVs will not be considered.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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