Estate Gardener

  • Estate Gardener

  • Closing Date: 21st March 2023

Working For: Artman Management


Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water

  • Exciting opportunity to work in an incredible, evolving garden with exciting scope for the future.
  • We require a skilled and passionate all-round gardener to work on a 7-acre private estate.
  • Previous experience of working on a private estate would be desirable but not essential as long as you have the professionalism to work on one.
  • Must work well on your own and as part of a team and have a strong, positive work ethic.


  • To assist the head gardener and assistant head gardener.
  • To carry out horticultural, general, amenity, grounds and maintenance duties.
  • To carry out to a high standard any task given.
  • To keep the garden to an absolute quality at all times.


  • Qualified to a level 3 standard in horticulture desirable, minimum level 2.
  • Experience of minimum 5 years in horticulture.
  • Experience of working with animals desirable but not essential.
  • Good plant knowledge is desirable.
  • Able to identify pests and diseases desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of using and repairing irrigation systems desirable but not essential.
  • Spray licence is desirable but not essential.
  • Hardworking.
  • Professional.

Job specification/Duties:

  • Carry out duties requested by the head gardener.
  • Grounds maintenance using hand tools and mechanical machinery.
  • Planting.
  • Checking the health of plants, identifying any pests or diseases and controlling them. soil preparation.
  • Lawn work/maintenance
  • In-depth bed work (Plant by plant maintenance/ feeding/weeding/pruning/mulching/supporting/training/deadheading).
  • Pruning/trimming/shaping topiaries.
  • Hedgecutting.
  • Maintaining high levels of presentation in all areas of the garden.
  • Looking after animals.
  • Other gardening duties as required.

Person specification

  • Own driving licence essential due to location
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Training and development encouraged and available
  • Can work well under own initiative and as part of a team
  • 45-hour week/40-hour working week 7:30-16:30 (inc 1-hour lunch per day) required to work 1 weekend (Sat/Sun 8-12) every 5 for same amount of time off in lieu

Location: Virginia Water

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum

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