A Gardener in a Private Household
Not everyone has a green thumb to care for plants and flowers and especially if one has a busy schedule it is impossible to maintain a presentable garden. HNW and UHNW clients generally have large estates and hire professional gardeners to maintain the exterior of their properties.
Gardeners study horticulture and/or landscape design to learn about the gardening industry and master their skills. They have the skills and know-how of using gardening equipment and products. As a gardener working for private clients, it is important to understand what the clients' preferences are, for example understanding what kind of plants and flowers they like and the type of gardening products they prefer.
Required skills of a gardener to work for private clients are knowledge of formal and informal garden types, English, French, Japanese, or Italian, extensive knowledge of gardening products and types of equipment such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, and more. Being creative, attention to detail, knowledge, and experience of seasonal plants, flowers, and vegetables, the ability to visualise and be a team player when working with other staff members.
General duties and responsibilities of a gardener for a luxury household are maintenance of the garden and care for plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes, lawns, and greenhouses. Cutting hedges, lawing the mown, digging, planting and weeding, controlling pests and managing stock of supplies and equipment. Liaising with the client or house/estate manager and give proposals to designing the garden and which equipment or products to use.
In case you are looking for your next gardener position or looking to hire a gardener for your household personnel, our consultants are available to help.
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