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County Garden Management | Horticulture Landscape Consultancy | Garden Maintenance | Chelmsford & Braintree Essex


This is a fantastic opportunity for a horticulturist to join our established garden management company and become part of our friendly team of qualified and experienced horticulturists. As Horticulturist you'll assist with the maintenance and development on a selection of outstanding client gardens and commercial grounds within the Essex countryside. We have two yard locations based in Essex - Danbury, Chelmsford & Great Bardfield, Braintree; our horticultural teams work on location in and around these areas.


It has always been important to the company that we invest in the skills of our people, with professional development at the core. We will work with you to reach your full potential and we will provide you with the guidance, training and support you will need to perform at your best within your role. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career within horticulture and build upon your horticultural knowledge, skills and practical experience to a high level.

About you

The ideal candidate has an understanding of maintaining gardens and grounds to a contractual time scale, creating and designing planting schemes, and is capable of delivering a high standard of horticultural practice. It is important that you bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role, ability to work on your own initiative, and you are team driven with a strong work ethic. It is preferable that you have a recognised horticultural qualification and professional horticultural experience from working in private gardens and/or commercial grounds.


We are able to offer a competitive salary for the right candidate, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Your day-to-day duties and responsibilities as a Horticulturist will include:

  • General maintenance, development and presentation of garden or grounds

  • Competent with lawn care and soft landscaping

  • Maintaining plant beds and borders: planting, mulching, pruning, cultivation, watering and weed control

  • Assisting with carrying and moving plants, tools, equipment and heavy loads

  • Using a range of equipment and machinery for: strimming, mowing, leaf blowing, hedge cutting and tree works

  • Designing and planning planting schemes for gardens and grounds

  • Supervising the work of Trainee Horticulturists

  • Building client relationships, maintaining and improving client satisfaction

Candidate knowledge/skills/experience/qualities:

  • Good knowledge of plants, plant botanical names, horticulture techniques, and pest and diseases

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional gardening experience

  • Knowledge and use of garden equipment and machinery

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Cooperative and enthusiastic nature

  • Confident communicating with clients and assisting with queries

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

  • Attention to detail and pride in work

  • Maintains a high standard of work

  • Creative, innovative and efficient at work

  • Conscientious, organised and with good time management

  • Keen to develop in their role and undertake training


From £26,910 per annum



Work Location:

Based at one location - Danbury or Great Bardfield

Job Type:

Full-time - permanent role


  • 45hours/week - day shift

  • Monday to Friday

Work enviroment:

Outdoors - all weathers


A company work uniform is provided - including PPE


   • Horticultural qualification

   • PA1/PA6 Spraying qualification - preferred

   • A full clean driving licence - a company van is provided to travel to clients' gardens


Employee Benefits:

  • Training and career development

  • Paid break

  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays pro rata

  • Company contributed pension

  • Overtime rate

  • Bonus scheme

  • Staff discount

  • Company events

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


If you are interested in this opportunity, then we look forward to receiving your application. Please email your CV, along with a covering letter to Benjamin Flack - (please include your preferred work location: Danbury or Great Bardfield).

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