This role is based in the heart of the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site gardens. It is a hands-on and mainly outdoors role comprising of general maintenance and upkeep of the gardens including the greenhouses and kitchen garden. This person will work as part of the onsite gardens team in keeping the Gardens at Blenheim truly special for our guests. 


There will be opportunities to work flexibly within the wider Estate Team in the World Heritage Site as required.



Tasks & Responsibilities 
  • General gardening duties including the care for, and operation of machinery and equipment as required
  • Perform such tasks as Lawn care, edging, hedge cutting, weeding and soil cultivation
  • Path maintenance using rollers, Wacker plates, rakes and tractors
  • Where necessary work in the greenhouses and Kitchen Garden planting, growing and maintaining plants, fruit and vegetables
  • Identifying the presence of and controlling common pests and diseases. Training will be provided if required. 
  • Maintaining high levels of Health and Safety at all times



Sills & Knowledge
  • RHS level 2 in Horticultural is desirable but not essential 
  • A background knowledge of Horticulture is essential with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Gardener in a similar setting being desirable 
  • Knowledge and experience in pest control is desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Experience of operating machinery is again helpful
  • The qualification in the use of chainsaws is desirable but not essential for this role.
  • The qualification in the safe use of knapsack sprayers is desirable but not essential. 

Person Specification

The person will be honest, have a “can do” attitude, be reliable and committed with a strong desire to work outdoors as part of a strong gardens team and within the flexible Estate group. 


They will be team players, self-motivated, adaptable in their work and displaying our Blenheim Behaviours in a friendly, respectful, and approachable manner. 


Our Culture

At Blenheim, we are passionate about providing an environment for our employees to develop their skills, try new ways of learning and encouraging their talents to flourish. Our Blenheim Behaviours are shared by all and are an important aspect of joining the Blenheim Team. 

  • Relish a New Challenge Everyday 
  • Keep Our Promises 
  • Show Honesty with Kindness
  • Share a Sense of Belonging 
  • Make History


Blenheim Palace, Woodstock



Job Type

Full time

Contract Type





M-T 07.30-16.00 F 7.30-15.00

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