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BCP Council


  • Post Ref: 2624
  • Department: Destination & Culture
  • Salary details: £20,092 - £21,749
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing date: 10 October 2021

Upton Country Park is looking for a Gardener!

This historic estate is Poole requires an experienced individual to take the lead in maintaining the Regency Pleasure Grounds including the Walled Garden, Borders, Winter Gardens and other horticultural areas.

With the Grade II* listed Upton House, tea rooms, Spurriers Play Park and over 60 Ha of parkland, gardens and native habitat, Upton Country Park has over 600,000 visitors a year and the Gardener will play an important role in maintaining this popular desination.

The Gardener would work within the small, busy Operations Team and take a role in developing the large Volunteer Team. Tasks would involve maintanence and development of all the horticultural areas, working to revive the Pleasure Grounds, developing the horticultural volunteers and students, working with the other members of the Operations Team to maintain the wider estate. The Operations Team also works closely with the Visitor Services and Catering teams to set up events and activities from weddings and music festivals to Christmas and summer trails.

You must have:

  • proven experience and knowledge of working in large gardens, preferably historic gardens
  • qualifications in horticulture
  • good knowledge of plants and shrubs
  • knowledge of lawn care
  • competence with machinery including strimmers, pedestrian mowers and compact tractors
  • confidence to work with volunteers, the public and on events.

For informal discussion please contact Adam Butcher on 01202 123018

To view the job description and person specification, and to apply, please click here

Closing Date: 10/10/2021  Location: Upton Country Park

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