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Estates Gardener - House Plants

Heckfield Park Farm Limited
Hook

Posted: 30 Aug 2022

Deadline: 10 Oct 2022

Compensation: £25,000 per annum

Paid Full-time Permanent

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Estates Gardener – House Plants

Heckfield Estates is looking for a passionate individual to join its Gardens and Grounds team to support a luxury hotel with it’s beautiful live indoor plants.

We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for plants and who is dedicated to ensuring our plants are the best they can be. Previous experience on similar position is a plus, most importantly we are looking for a person who shares our vision and values and has a genuine enthusiasm for horticulture.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Looking after the live plants located on-site including those in the hotel and Bothy Spa
  • Looking after the Glass House in the Upper Walled Garden
  • Looking after the glasshouses on the farm that house replacements plants for the hotel
  • Examples of the care needed for our plants will include:
    • Care and maintenance of plants including watering and feeding.
    • Checking for pests and diseases.
    • Changing and the caring of seasonal planters.
  • Participating in guests’ tours and demonstrations as required

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

About Us

Residing on the Heckfield Estate is Heckfield Place, (www.heckfieldplace.com), 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).

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

Please send 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.