Head Gardener

Location : West London
Salary : up to £33,00.00pa DOE
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46843

Our client is a professional and highly experienced horticultural business, delivering and maintaining high end landscape projects across London to both commercial and private clients. We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Gardener to oversee production of over 40 trees and the landscape maintenance of a large-scale residential development in West London.

Ideally you will have multiple years of experience in industry with knowledge and experience of best horticultural practices for plant/tree production and general landscape maintenance operations. We are looking for someone with ambition, attention to detail and a passion for horticulture. Good personal organisation, ability to work in a team and prioritise workloads is very important. This position will involve working closely with our senior management team and client to deliver this project to a high level. 

Job Description

  • To grow/maintain a large Tree Nursery (450+ Trees) to a high quality, fulfilling the production targets to meet a long-term growth plan.
  • To implement good nursery housekeeping and hygiene procedures.
  • To oversee the potting operation, maintaining high standards in both plant quality and efficient safe working practises.
  • To monitor tree health, provide suitable and adequate control of pest, disease, and weeds, ensuring an integrated and informed approach to application of plant protection products.
  • Ensure the Health & Safety of the site and all its operations, following company policies and procedures.
  • Provide regular and comprehensive feedback to line manager.
  • Liaison with the main site team to ensure smooth logistical operations.
  • Oversee and be hands on managing/maintaining a large residential development with large scale landscape areas.
  • Manage a team of maintenance gardeners

Candidate Skills

This is a hands-on role, and will require a candidate with horticultural, experience at a high level.  Attributes required:

  • Experience of growing hardy nursery stock mainly trees.
  • Experience of managing a team of people
  • Enthusiastic, practical, and driven to succeed.
  • A team player.
  • Good organisational and IT skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable in a customer facing role.
  • Full driving licence required.
  • Experience in landscape maintenance (Essential)
  • Full Clean UK Driving License (Desirable)


PAY ?? up to £33,00.00 per annum DOE

Hours ?? 7:30am-4:30pm Mon-Friday (occasional Saturday work may be required)

Position ?? Full time

Contract Type ?? Permanent

CPD Training ongoing.


Please forward us your CV along with a covering letter detailing your experience.


Please quote 46843 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)