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Head Gardener - Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London
£35000 per year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Head Gardener - Kingston upon Thames

Welcome Hut & Gardens

The Welcome Hut and Gardens team are Beaverbrooks first impression to the 400 acre estate. As soon as you arrive at the gates you will be welcomed by our team and directed to your location. The Gardening team are responsible for maintaining our gardens throughout the seasons and ensures the estate retains its natural beauty.

Title  Head Gardener

Location  Welcome Hut & Gardens

Department  Gardens

Closing  10/06/2024

Head Gardener up to 35,000 per annum dependant on Experience and Qualifications

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a driven and dynamic Head Gardener with garden maintenance experience keen to continue to develop their skills on a historic, 400 acre private estate in Surrey. The beautiful 25 acre garden is made up of herbaceous and mixed borders with a vast array of ornamental species including an Italian garden, kitchen garden, lawns, wildflower meadows and woodland areas.

Skills required:

  • Experience in maintaining exclusive estate and all areas of garden maintenance.
  • Training and supervising teams and individuals.
  • Organisation and management skills.
  • Planning and record keeping.
  • Up to date knowledge of Health and Safety, Risk management, COSHH, SOP’s, etc.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other departments.
  • Competent in use of related equipment and machinery.
  • Kitchen Garden experience growing fruit and vegetables
  • Pest and Disease knowledge
  • Woodland Management experience (desirable)

Qualifications required:

  • NVQ in Horticulture or similar
  • Plant knowledge RHS Foundation in Horticulture Level 1
  • Plant knowledge RHS level 2 or equivalent
  • PA1 and PA6 Spraying certificates (desirable)
  • Chainsaw Certification (desirable)

Shift Pattern:
Working hours are Monday to Friday 7am -3.30pm. Weekends (4hrs each day) on team shift pattern averaging 1in8 weekends with a day off in the week following weekend, some variation depending upon the season/inclement weather.



In addition to a competitive reward, we are committed to investing heavily in your development and helping you grow a long-term career with Beaverbrook.

As a member of our team, you can expect to receive:

  • Competitive salary - dependant on qualifications and experience
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development opportunities and support
  • Relevant Horticultural professional association membership
  • Sick pay
  • Discounts on retail, gym memberships, cinema tickets and many more with Hospitality Rewards App
  • Personal development support
  • Wide range of recognised qualifications and development opportunities
  • Discounted rates on Food & Beverage
  • 28 days annual leave(including Bank Holidays), rising by 1 day each year for 5 years
  • Pension
  • Long Service Awards
  • Earn up to £1000 for recommend a friend scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Uniforms
  • Free parking
  • And other local benefits


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