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Site Gardener

Summary
Site Gardener
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 1 year of experience
Location Church Lane, Petersham Rd, Church Lane, Richmond TW10 7AB, UK

Site Gardener


Description

Petersham Nurseries Richmond are looking to recruit a Site Gardener.

Position Purpose                                                                                                                             

Onsite at Petersham Nurseries Richmond there is: an extensive working cutting garden; additional cut flower borders and planted borders together containers with seasonal planting, specimen trees, hedging and climbers, throughout the nurseries.  The nurseries lie adjacent to Petersham House garden: with extensive grounds belonging to the business owners which will also need maintaining. 

Onsite at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden there is: A large Courtyard with planted containers/pots and specimen trees together with two restaurants which are decorated with houseplants.

 Working alongside the Horticulture/Site Gardening Team, at the direction of the Head Gardener and the Director of Horticulture you will be required to have a broad knowledge of plants, plus relevant horticultural qualifications (preferably an RHS Level 2 Qualification or higher), to maintain and horticulturally care for all planting and displays onsite both locations.

This is a full time position.  As a business open to the public, your working hours may include early starts, late finishes and weekends. A rota will be provided in advance so that you can plan your time.

 Principal Accountabilities

 Ensuring that the exceptional plant displays, cutting garden, cut-flower borders, permanent borders, pergolas and glasshouse display plants, as well as the potted tabletop plants for the Teahouse, restaurant & toilets within the nurseries and Covent Garden are all maintained to a high standard at all times.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the plants in in both locations - including all the horticultural display elements and plants in the glasshouses, restaurants, borders, hedges, shops and outdoor areas. This includes weeding/ staking and supports/ pruning and training of wisteria, roses, specimens, fertilising and feeding/ dead heading/ bulb planting and lifting/ lawn care/dahlia planting and lifting/ mulching & watering.
  • Clearing & maintenance, cleaning, and preparing pots and planting areas
  • Planting up and maintaining all seasonal container displays, large pots, and troughs across both sites
  • Propagation for the cutting garden and other cut-flower areas
  • Permanent planters’ upkeep and maintenance of permanently planted trees roses and specimen plants.
  • Care and maintenance of climbers (including cleaning, pruning, tying in and support as necessary) within each of the greenhouses & courtyards - including pest and disease management with a regular spraying regime to be implemented and maintained, including use of biological controls.
  • Seasonal re-plants at Covent Garden
  • Any other reasonable horticultural duty asked of you.

·         Adhere to Company dress code, attendance and time keeping standards.

·         Adhere to Company Health & Safety Policy & Code of Conduct Standards.

 Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

·         Horticultural site aesthetic and general maintenance, cleanliness, and plant health

·         Horticultural Knowledge

·         Delivers to deadlines

Clean driving license and ability to drive a 3.5 Luton van 

Competencies

·         Planning & Organising

·         Resilience & Composure

·         Integrity & Trust

·         Working with others

·         Enthusiasm

·         Communication

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Petersham Nurseries Richmond are looking to recruit a Site Gardener.

Position Purpose                                                                                                                             

Onsite at Petersham Nurseries Richmond there is: an extensive working cutting garden; additional cut flower borders and planted borders together containers with seasonal planting, specimen trees, hedging and climbers, throughout the nurseries.  The nurseries lie adjacent to Petersham House garden: with extensive grounds belonging to the business owners which will also need maintaining. 

Onsite at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden there is: A large Courtyard with planted containers/pots and specimen trees together with two restaurants which are decorated with houseplants.

 Working alongside the Horticulture/Site Gardening Team, at the direction of the Head Gardener and the Director of Horticulture you will be required to have a broad knowledge of plants, plus relevant horticultural qualifications (preferably an RHS Level 2 Qualification or higher), to maintain and horticulturally care for all planting and displays onsite both locations.

This is a full time position.  As a business open to the public, your working hours may include early starts, late finishes and weekends. A rota will be provided in advance so that you can plan your time.

 Principal Accountabilities

 Ensuring that the exceptional plant displays, cutting garden, cut-flower borders, permanent borders, pergolas and glasshouse display plants, as well as the potted tabletop plants for the Teahouse, restaurant & toilets within the nurseries and Covent Garden are all maintained to a high standard at all times.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the plants in in both locations - including all the horticultural display elements and plants in the glasshouses, restaurants, borders, hedges, shops and outdoor areas. This includes weeding/ staking and supports/ pruning and training of wisteria, roses, specimens, fertilising and feeding/ dead heading/ bulb planting and lifting/ lawn care/dahlia planting and lifting/ mulching & watering.
  • Clearing & maintenance, cleaning, and preparing pots and planting areas
  • Planting up and maintaining all seasonal container displays, large pots, and troughs across both sites
  • Propagation for the cutting garden and other cut-flower areas
  • Permanent planters’ upkeep and maintenance of permanently planted trees roses and specimen plants.
  • Care and maintenance of climbers (including cleaning, pruning, tying in and support as necessary) within each of the greenhouses & courtyards - including pest and disease management with a regular spraying regime to be implemented and maintained, including use of biological controls.
  • Seasonal re-plants at Covent Garden
  • Any other reasonable horticultural duty asked of you.

·         Adhere to Company dress code, attendance and time keeping standards.

·         Adhere to Company Health & Safety Policy & Code of Conduct Standards.

 Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

·         Horticultural site aesthetic and general maintenance, cleanliness, and plant health

·         Horticultural Knowledge

·         Delivers to deadlines

Clean driving license and ability to drive a 3.5 Luton van 

Competencies

·         Planning & Organising

·         Resilience & Composure

·         Integrity & Trust

·         Working with others

·         Enthusiasm

·         Communication

We look forward to hearing from you. 


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 1 year of experience
Location Church Lane, Petersham Rd, Church Lane, Richmond TW10 7AB, UK

Skills
Other
By applying you confirm you have these skills.


Church Lane, Petersham Rd, Church Lane, Richmond TW10 7AB, UK