Estate & Household Staff

​​Find and hire Head Gardeners

Hire Head Gardeners From Our Exclusive Agency

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. 

If you have extensive grounds, they should 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 at your service 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?

With Melissa Offer, you will receive personal and professional advice directly from our director, so we will be able to find the right candidate for your estate or household. We will examine the type of estate or grounds you own and its requirements, and then we will recruit the perfect candidate for it.

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 us reach our high standards.

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

What Are The Role Requirements Of 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.

We work with high standards, so you can be sure that your household looks perfect from the first inch. Moreover, we expect the professionals we select to have specific required skills. And we don’t seek only experience; we also look for the knowledge and the data to back up all their work. Hence, for a candidate to be successful, we will always ask them to have the following knowledge:

  • Sustainable Gardening and environmental impact
  • Sound understanding 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 licence 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

As a leading private staffing recruitment agency, we are dedicated to finding the perfect match for your lifestyle, grounds and estate. So speak to our director today and see how we can find your ideal head gardener candidate.

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