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  • Ref: CS372
  • Location: Formby
  • Type: Permanent / Full-time
  • Salary: 24000 - 28000 Per Annum
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Is organic gardening your passion? Are you seeking a role that offers progression and development to shadow the MD of a successful business?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, future focused gardener to come and work with a leading garden design and care company based in Formby, near Liverpool. Your role will be to shadow the MD of the company learning about the company’s values, working ethos and range of client led projects, ultimately leaving her free to focus on creating designs that you will then implement for the client.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm, with occasional weekend working requirements. Some flexibility is required from time to time to get a job finished.
You will be provided with all the tools you need plus a uniform to wear. Salary is £24,000 for first 3 months, rising to £26,000 upon successful completion of probation period, and £28,000 after completing your first year’s training. There is also a company bonus scheme.

You will spend the first 6 months in a hands on capacity learning how to bring to life the bespoke designs created for clients, while also learning about garden renovation and regular care routines. You will help to create regular care plans for individual gardens, based on both the plants in the garden and the requirements of the client. The next six months will be spent learning how to organise projects – placing orders with suppliers, working out quantities of materials required, accurate measuring of garden spaces, managing other team members and so on. On the job learning will be supplemented with relevant training courses which you will help to choose, based on your existing experience and the future requirements of the role. You will also assist with the recruitment of new team members so that as the company grows, there will be a great team to help it expand further, and to enable the company to take on larger projects over time.


•A true passion for gardening, horticulture, wildlife and the environment
•Hands on gardening experience in a professional capacity
•Extensive love for, and knowledge of, plants, trees and shrubs, including being able to recognise individual species and know how to take care them
•Easily identify the difference between plants and weeds
•RHS Level 2 or 3 extremely advantageous
•Know how to carry out year round gardening tasks at the appropriate times of year – mulching, feeding, pruning, lawn care
•Knowledge and experience of hard landscaping (paving, walling, timber structure building) an advantage
•Pond installation and turf laying experience would be fantastic
•Tree and shrub planting experience
•Passionate about organic growing methods
•Awareness of a garden’s role in the wider landscape
•Environmentally conscious and aware of how small changes can contribute positively to climate change
•Knowledge of common garden wildlife and how to make a garden more attractive to the different types of animals
•Not be scared of birds, frogs, slugs, snails, spiders or other creatures commonly found in gardens!


•Own transport and a full, clean driving licence
•Punctual and reliable
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Be good with both people and pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, etc)
•Highly self motivated
•Take daily steps towards self improvement
•Be physically fit – you will need to lift heavy items (trees, soil, full wheelbarrows, etc) and work garden machinery
•Going the extra mile is part of your DNA

Please note, your gardening knowledge and understanding will be tested extensively during the interview.

For full details of this role, and to apply if you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please email your CV to

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