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Location: The Grove

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: £20,796 per annum plus hotel benefits

Specific Hours: n/a


From woodlands and wetlands to fruit trees and flowers, the Gardens and Estate at The Grove is a real paradise for any lover of the outdoors.

The team who look after the Gardens are looking for an Gardener to help them with all aspects of gardening - mowing, strimming, weeding, mulching, tidying, planting, potting, raking, digging, hedging and litter picking to name a few!

Whether it’s the beauty of the roses in the formal gardens or growing vegetables in the Walled Garden which go on to feature on the menus in our restaurants there really is variety in this role

For this role, you will need to demonstrate plant knowledge, a keen interest in gardens and landscapes, familiarity with most gardening practices together with the use and maintenance of machinery eg. mowers and strimmers.

Practical experience and/or Entry Level Qualification in gardens and/or landscape management. NVQ level 1or 2, RHS level 1 or 2 is a must and a full valid driving license is also required. 

Our ideal candidate will have good written and verbal communication skills, good organisational skills and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety issues. A willingness to work alongside and to support other staff is essential, as is an eye for detail and a desire to achieve a high standards, ability to work on own initiative.

It goes without saying that you will be working outdoors (in all weathers!) and you will need to be able to start early as the team begin their day at around 7:30am and cover weekend duties on a rota basis.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family owned hotel group. We are a spectacular 5* venue and resort, offering our customers a slice of tranquillity and calm, away from the stresses of every day life.

Across our 300-acre estate we offer fine dining, a range of outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course) and an indulgent award-winning spa and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Alongside the personable touches that come with working for a family run business, we also offer a range of benefits that are designed to enable you to feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

  • The chance to make use of the on-site award-winning facilities such as the spa, golf course and gym.
  • A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
  • A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
  • Generous discounts for you and your family/friends on stays with the hotel
  • Subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
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