Estate Gardener (Summer Season)


Lucknam Park are recruiting for a Gardener to join their team during the Summer season. A passion for horticulture and drive to achieve results are essential for this role. This wonderful position is to help in improving and maintaining existing gardens and grounds.

This is a temporary basis casual zero hour contract for the summer season working flexible hours each week. Due to insurance reasons, candidates must be 18 years of age or over.

Main Responsibilities:

  • You will also be assisting with setting out and planting newly designed gardens and areas as well as taking care of lawns as part of your duties.
  • You will be helping to maintain and improve the gardens and grounds, performing a variety of tasks, including but not limited to planting, propagating, weeding, pruning, deadheading, mowing, hedge cutting, mulching, scarifying, spraying, and strimming.

The successful candidate needs to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for gardening, with a good work ethic and a keen eye for detail.
  • Proven practical gardening/horticultural experience.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • Operate well as part of a team and equally be sufficiently self-motivated to work alone.
  • A flexible and positive approach to challenges.
  • A good knowledge and application of Health and Safety compliance.
  • Competence in using and maintaining machinery/equipment.
  • Willingness to carry out any other reasonable work, as directed by the Head Gardener.
  • Be willing to work in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of seasonal tasks in gardens is advantageous.


  • Experience of working as a Gardener would be an advantage but not essential
  • Formal horticultural training (RHS level 2 or equivalent) and experience (2 years minimum) are essential.
  • An understanding and passion for horticulture
  • To be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors in all weathers
  • Communicate clearly in fluent English
  • A caring and patient manner
  • Self motivated, initiative and a positive attitude towards work


  • Part of the team at one of the most award-winning UK country house hotels
  • Free staff lunch when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Smart Uniform provided for operational staff
  • Share of discretionary service charge after qualifying period
  • Free use of swimming pool and gym in the Spa, tennis courts, 5-a-side football pitch
  • Discount on food in Walled Garden Restaurant lunch & dinner
  • Discount on Spa treatments & products and Equestrian Centre sessions
  • Preferential room rates at Lucknam Park and some Relais & Chateaux, Pride of Britain hotels
  • Complimentary room nights at Lucknam Park after one years employment
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality Action
  • On the job training, development and promotional possibilities

We are offering a competitive pay rate from £12.00 per hour. Flexibility is required to fulfil business needs. Shifts may include evenings, weekends and Public/Bank Holidays. Service charge will be paid after completing one full month’s service.

If you feel that this is the next role for you, please apply by forwarding a copy of your current CV.

Due to the location of the property it is advisable to have your own transport.

In line with the requirements of UK immigration legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documentary evidence of eligibility to work will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. If you do not already have the right to live and work in the UK please do not apply as we cannot help with obtaining the relevant visas.