JOB PLACED – Head Gardener For Estate in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

A country home with wild garden

Job Description

We are seeking a knowledgable and experienced head gardener for our estate in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. This role is for a fully staffed estate and will involve leading other staff and contractors. Including part-time gardeners and household maintenance staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the outdoor team, ensuring efficient coordination and performance.
  • Maintain excellent communication within the team and with other staff members.
  • Undertake practical tasks as required, demonstrating versatility and hands-on capability in gardening duties.
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills, contributing to the collective expertise of the team.
  • Show a keen eye for detail and a passion for maintaining beautiful grounds and gardens.
  • Manage and maintain vegetable gardens with expertise and dedication.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of plants, their care, and development, including beds, borders, lawns, shrubs, and trees.
  • Coordinate with contractors effectively, overseeing their work to ensure quality and adherence to standards.
  • Maintain and upkeep garden tools, ensuring they are in optimal working condition.


  • Previous experience in managing gardens and grounds, preferably within similar settings.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, both within the team and with external contractors.
  • Passion for gardening and a proactive, self-motivated approach to work.
  • Flexibility in work hours and tasks, adapting to seasonal demands.
  • Ability to live within commutable distance
  • Knowledge of garden machinery and equipment maintenance.
  • Formal gardening qualifications such as RHS certification or tree surgeon qualifications are desirable.


  • Competitive salary
  • A supportive and friendly working environment.

If you are a passionate gardener with proven experience in managing and maintaining beautiful grounds, possessing strong leadership and organisational skills, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity to become the Head Gardener for this stunning country estate in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and skills to Abode Staff via
email: or
WhatsApp: 07425 201 633

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