Estate & Household Staff

Head Gardeners

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Your garden is the first impression visitors, colleagues, and clients get of your home. For that reason alone, it’s crucial that it is constantly maintained and is always looking its best. 

An unruly garden or grounds can make an estate look unkempt, and can be a nightmare to restore if it becomes overgrown. If you have extensive grounds, it is essential that your garden needs to be maintained by a professional, experienced head gardener to oversee all gardening jobs and garden maintenance jobs all year round.

But beyond that, having a Head Gardener allows you to have an expert on-site all the time, discuss your horticultural ideas and suggestions with, and who will always be on hand to talk about the development of your beautiful garden.

Why Use An Agency When Hiring Head Gardening Services?

Our team at Melissa Offer Private Staffing is equipped to find you the right candidate for your vacancy. Trained private staffing experts will take the time to understand the type of estate or grounds you are seeking a Head Gardener for, as well as understanding all the requirements of your garden to find your perfect candidate.

Our trained professionals take the time to build a proper understanding of the role, taking responsibility when required for all aspects of your brief, from pre-selection and shortlisting through to the final offer.

We have been fortunate enough to gain the confidence of several high net-worth individuals and estates, which has helped pertain to our high standards.

When looking to hire a head gardener to carry out the required garden maintenance jobs, regardless of the estate size, it is important to have a high level of trust with your new employees, which we can help you secure. We also take the time when pairing potential candidates and clients to speak with our existing clients to ensure we match their needs and requirements to find your perfect match.

At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we perform a rigorous background check on each gardener and ensure that they adhere to required relevant security protocols.

What Are The Role Requirements For A Head Gardener?

Head Gardeners manage all property or garden horticultural aspects, including staff and volunteers.

The role of a head gardener and the required experience varies hugely between functions and properties. Still, it must be acknowledged that Head Gardeners would usually be educated to an exceptionally high level within their field and have years of experience to support that education.

Below is a list of the examples of the essential criteria and requirements all potential candidates must know and have experience with:

  • Sustainable Gardening and environmental impact
  • Sound knowledge of shrubs, bedding plants and essential tree maintenance
  • Pest, disease and plant health management (PA1 & PA6 certification)
  • Minimum RHS NVQ level 3 in Horticulture
  • Chainsaw license preferable
  • Knowledge of fertiliser/compost/mulch applications
  • Basic understanding of irrigation and propagation
  • Productive growing
  • Soft and hard landscaping
  • Staff management
  • Ability to lead and train staff
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of ride-on machinery, pedestrian machinery and hand tools
  • First aid

We are dedicated to finding the perfect match for your lifestyle, grounds and estate. So speak to our experienced staffing team today and see how we can find your ideal head gardener candidate.

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