Head Gardener ~ Scotland

Experienced Head Gardener is required for Private Family Estate.

£27,000.00 per annum
Lothian, Scotland
Permanent Live-Out

Exciting opportunity for a Head Gardener to work on the restoration of large Historic Scottish Estate.

The candidate will be working closely with the Principal and alongside a small team to develop the newly established gardens and create the principals vision for the Estate.

This role would suit a candidate who has an enthusiastic and hands-on approach for this large ongoing project, the Principal is looking for an individual who can share his passion of the future restoration of the Estate.


  • Garden design and implementation
  • Hands on year-round garden maintenance
  • Development and care of herbaceous and shrub borders
  • Kitchen garden, cut flowerbeds and fruit trees
  • Propagation, greenhouse and nursery bed management
  • Lawn care and management, including a croquet lawn
  • Project management
  • Overseeing contractors
  • Garden machinery maintenance
  • Overseeing small team of gardeners and seasonal staff

Key qualifying criteria

  • Supporting references
  • DBS check (Talent can assist with this if required)
  • Previous experience within private estate/household
  • RHS Level 3 or equivalent
  • Excellent horticultural and plant knowledge & plant husbandry, including P&D control.
  • Experience of boarder and garden design & implementation
  • Ability to competently manage a small team, being able to work both independently and as part of a wider estate team
  • Ability and desire to work outdoors in all weathers and to engage in physically demanding work
  • Flexible approach to work, being able to help out on the wider estate where necessary and occasional weekend work in the lead up to events
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