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Estates Gardener

Heckfield Park Farm Limited
Hook, Hampshire

Posted: 5 May 2022

Deadline: 19 Jun 2022

Compensation: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum, dependant on skills/experience

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

On the Heckfield Estate resides Heckfield Place (www.heckfieldplace.com) is a Georgian family home now lovingly restored to a five-star hotel and surrounded by our 438 acres of secluded Hampshire countryside. Within our estate is our Home Farm, the original 340-acre farm, a mixture of arable and livestock farm (certified organic, and following biodynamic principles).

Heckfield Estates is looking for a passionate individual to join its team, looking after the beautiful gardens and grounds around its estates, including those surrounding the luxury hotel Heckfield Place as well as other properties within our group.

We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for horticulture and who is dedicated to ensuring our plants are the best they can be. Previous experience in similar position and relevant qualifications are a plus. Most importantly we are looking for person who shares our vision and values and is willing to follow our organic and biodynamic growing principles, looking after Heckfield lawns, woodland and herbaceous borders.

Day-to-day responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of our companies’ gardens and grounds.
  • Undertaking a wide range of horticultural tasks to an exceptional standard.
  • Following seasonal maintenance and care programmes including care for lawns, glasshouse, water features, ornamental and pleasure grounds and operational locations.
  • Operating machinery (where trained and required).
  • Participating in guest, visitor and staff tours when requested.
  • Supporting other areas of our estates to support seasonal demands.

This role will include weekend work, on a rota basis.

We are working on something very special here and we would be pleased to hear from you.

Only candidates with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Application information

Email your CV/covering letter to hr@heckfieldestates.com

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About Heckfield Park Farm Limited

The market garden is set over 5 acres, with a large state-of-the-art propagating glasshouse and five polytunnels supporting the vegetable and soft fruit growing, that supply the hotel's two restaurants with beautiful, truly seasonal and delicious produce. There is a young orchard, with more than 500 apple, pear and stoned fruit trees, which is home to our bees and organic chickens. The market garden certified organic and currently in Year 3 conversion to full biodynamic certification.