Craft Gardener – The Europe Hotel & Resort

The Europe Hotel & Resort comprises of approximately 250 acres including parkland, woodland and formally managed beds. You will be reporting directly to the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection.


  • To manage the day-to-day, year-round maintenance of the gardens and surrounding areas
  • To manage the continuing development of the gardens working closely with the Head Gardener of Killarney Hotels Collection
  • To maintain records for garden, machinery, and health and safety policies
  • Pruning, planting, and fertilising trees and plant beds
  • Use of 2-stroke tools – strimmer, hedge cutter, blower, etc.
  • Weed control
  • Maintaining indoor plants and Green Wall
  • Litter picking
  • Maintain a tidy workshop, tool store and gardener’s canteen
  • Maintenance of tools and machinery


  • A recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience in a similar role
  • An accredited chainsaw training course would be ideal, candidates without certificates will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate knowledge, risk assessments, etc.
  • A basic spraying course is required, candidates will have good knowledge of working with chemicals/fertilizers for lawns and plants and be aware of the risk procedures
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable and experienced operating and maintaining lawn tractors, ride-on lawn mowers, and electric gaitors
  • A valid Class B driving license is essential
  • Excellent tree and plant knowledge, and gardening skills
  • You must be physically fit, hard-working, and have the desire to achieve high standards at all times
  • Good communication skills are required for interacting with both colleagues and hotel guests, attention to detail, a keen eye for design, and a flexible approach to non-gardening duties on occasion
  • Good proficiency in the English language, both verbal and written


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

Tickets Required/Preferred:

  • Chainsaw Operations & Handling Ticket
  • Handling and application of Pesticides/Handheld Sprayer Certification of Competence
  • Class BE Full Irish Drivers License