Lismore Castle Gardens Hiring a Craft Gardener

The successful candidate will join the Lismore Castle Gardens Team and assist in the daily operations of the gardens, and greater estate. This role is best suited to a creative, hard-working enthusiastic individual who wishes to pursue a career as a craft gardener. A keen interest in plants and innovative horticultural techniques is essential.


  • Delivery of a high standard of horticulture and horticultural practices and having good plant knowledge
  • Assist in the day-to-day maintenance and development of Lismore gardens including management of soil, trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; turf care; pest & disease; weed control; compost; path care, plant propagation and irrigation
  • To assist with the horticultural programme and help develop specific areas and projects within the garden
  • Be able to work as part of a team or independently on tasks set by the Head Gardener or Gardens Supervisor
  • To work in a safe manner in accordance with company health and safety policy at all times
  • Communicate and assist with requests from the public and castle guests
  • To work weekend duties when required
  • To undergo training as and when required to enable the fulfilment and development of the role
  • To operate and maintenance of garden machinery, and tools
  • Current ambitions include environmental best practices, biodiversity, horticultural excellence, and continually innovating andincreasing our commercial offering, for which a commercial understanding or background will be beneficial
  • Assist in the management of trainees and students
  • Assist cross-departmental teams


  • Minimum QQI Level 6 Horticultural qualification or equivalent and at least 1-year practical horticultural experience
  • Ability to work within a team in all weather conditions
  • Ability to follow instructions with excellent attention to detail
  • Competent DIY and machine operating skills. (Chainsaw license desirable)
  • Relevant pesticide qualification PA1 & PA6 (desirable)
  • Full Irish driver’s licence (essential)
  • Passionate about horticulture and sustainability
  • Be flexible in working hours in line with peaks and troughs of activity in the calendar year
  • Dynamic – ability to bring energy to the organisation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels throughout the Organisation and its stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

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