Skilled Gardener wanted for a private estate Galway

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a skilled Gardener to work in the gardens of a historic property in Galway.

Situated less than 5 kilometres from Gort, the Private Estate consists of large formal gardens, ponds, forestry and 2 and a half acres of walled garden including glasshouses, potting sheds, an Orchard and a small kitchen garden with polytunnels.

Role :

  1. To manage the day-to-day, year-round maintenance of the gardens, working alongside our existing gardener. You will be working closely with our long-standing team of three
  2. To manage the continuing development of the gardens by working closely with the owners
  3. To supply the kitchen with regular produce and production of cut flowers. This includes propagation, vegetable and flower production and greenhouse management
  4. To maintain records for the garden, machinery and health and safety
  5. To practice sustainable gardening methods
  6. A commitment to wildlife-friendly and sustainable garden practices is essential

Job Benefits

Requirements :

  • A recognised horticultural qualification and at least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent plant knowledge and gardening skills
  • In-depth plant and vegetable knowledge
  • You must be physically fit, hard-working and have the desire to achieve high standards at all time
  • Good communication skills, attention to detail, a keen eye for design and a flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion

The salary and package for this full-time position (5 days per week Mon – Fri) is dependent on experience and qualifications and would suit a person with ambition and drive.