Head Gardener

at Key Recruitment
Location Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Job Description


Head Gardener for Major Private Estate in Noordhoek


We believe a wonderful opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced Head Gardener to manage our clients extensive 300-hectare Estate. They have a Team environment, and they work hard to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and contribute to the beauty of the gardens. They have a staff of 12 (twelve) gardeners who have been working on the property for several years and are dedicated and loyal.


Key responsibilities:


They have extensive kitchen gardens that you will work w/resident Chef.

They are also highly sensitive in protecting their property, hence their extensive fire breaks with spekboom planted.

Maintenance of dams, waterfalls, borehole and irrigation.

The extensive and multi-faceted irrigation system needs careful management and maintenance

As Head/Senior Gardener, we wish the successful candidate to lead by example, with exceptional gardening skills but also understand how to manage the workload for their Team. As Owners they also contribute to the design of the gardens and various projects.

Essential requirements:


Candidate must have strong credentials as a previous Head Gardener.

Very important: to be successful in this demanding role you, must have experience in horticulture and supported by relevant qualifications, supervisory experience, excellent knowledge of plants and design of gardens.

Must have requisite knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade.

Firefighting equipment knowledge

Driving license

Non – smoker

Candidate must have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisations and communication skills.

High integrity and honesty in all dealings.


Remuneration: The salary will be based on experience and skills.


Interested candidates can send their CV