Where can I find an Estate Gardener?

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  1. Little Rose

    Little Rose Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi - I wondered if you could help point me in the right direction?!

    I'm from Ireland and want to employ an experienced estate gardener to come and work on a large estate in the West of Ireland. I have no idea where to start looking for such a person. Can any of you help me? Should I be advertising in a magazine or is there a specific agency in the UK that deals with this?

    Sorry for all the questions!

    Rose
     
  2. miraflores

    miraflores Total Gardener

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    [size=large]Hello Little Rose,
    the magazine "The Lady" used to be a good starting point. Good luck in your search.[/size]
     
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    Hi Rose

    I think one is called (greycoats placements) look up in Google ? they advertis in th RHS monthly magazine or you could place a add in their yourself



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    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, I think the RHS would be the place to ask. I know this might sound a bit strange but you could also ring the Estate Manager at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, which belongs the Duke of Bedford, they can be very helpful. The reason I'm suggesting this "off the road" enquiry is because my family has long been connected with that particular estate in that area and they could help point you in a particular direction. Good luck.
     
  5. Phil A

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    The Lady would be my starting point too. Pity its so far away, otherwise I would be applying. I used to be an Estate Gardener at Braboeuf Manor. Looking after 23 Acres.

    Loved the job.
     
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  7. Little Rose

    Little Rose Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks a million Guys - your help is much appreciated!

    Rose
     
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    miraflores Total Gardener

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    [size=large]Ziggy didn't you have a caravan last time I checked?[/size]
     
  9. Phil A

    Phil A Gardener

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    I have Paula,

    But I think this post sounds a little more permanent.

    Any possiblity that I could start next month Little Rose ?

    If you want to see my history, there is a full years worth available to view on this forum and a further 10 years on http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/forums.html

    Please have a look at my website too, in the first link of my signature.

    I worked directly under the head gardener at Brabouef Manor and was responsable for the upkeep of 23 acres of parkland, ornamental gardens, croquet lawns and ornamental ponds.

    My team also tended the victorian sunken gardens (mainly bedding and roses) and tended the walled fruit gardens(figs a speciality)
     
  10. peter m

    peter m Apprentice Gardener

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    can also try Gum Tree.com
     
  11. Little Rose

    Little Rose Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks again Guys. I'll investigate all routes mentioned!
     
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