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Experienced Gardener South Herefordshire



Gardens include areas of formal walled garden, orchard, greenhouses and lawns and mown areas and formal hedging, and swimming pool / tennis court.


  • Maintenance and upkeep of all garden areas including paths to a high standard including regular mowing, hedge cutting, topiary.
  • Greenhouses You will be responsible for the correct operation of the greenhouses so as to provide and maintain stock of plants and increase and bring on new plants and varieties as and when required including the provision of house plants.
  • Chemicals/Spraying You will be expected to carry out adequate measures of stock control and safe storage of all garden chemicals used in the garden and have knapsack spraying certificates NPTC, PA1 and PA6.
  • Machinery & Repairs You will be responsible for the routine maintenance and upkeep of the garden machinery and keep a full inventory of all garden equipment.
  • Regular Meetings You will be expected to attend regular meetings with the Owner/Agent.
  • Supervision of additional staff as and when necessary.

Practical Duties will include

  • Daily maintenance of Hot Tub & Pool
  • When required maintenance of Tennis Court
  • Occasional caretaking duties Potting
  • Crop Inspection
  • Topiary
  • Mowing
  • Crop and week spraying
  • Grading Watering
  • Pruning
  • Hedge Cutting
  • General Site Maintenance
  • Weeding
  • Propagation

Other Responsibilities will include

  • Achieving agreed work rates 
  • Record keeping
  • Ordering materials 
  • Efficient management of working routine 
  • The application of appropriate watering and heating systems for all plants within the greenhouses
  • Daily crop inspections 
  • Meetings with the owner
  • Reading appropriate literature 
  • Minor occasional domestic maintenance tasks 
  • Pest and disease control

The accommodation comprises: Cottage attached to main house. Kitchen, Sitting Room, 3 good-sized Bedrooms, Bathroom.


Contact Hereford Office 01981 570727

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Herefordshire Country Fair 2016



Come and join us at the Hereford Country Fair on Sunday 07th August 2016.


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Hengoed Development


Development land near Oswestry, with planning for 13 residential dwellings is on the market.

Hengoed Development is situated in a rural setting on the edge of the hamlet of Hengoed. The site, pictured, extends to 1.7 acres and is for sale with outline planning approval. 

The site is well placed for commutes to Shrewsbury, 18 miles and Chester 24 miles, with Oswestry just three miles away offering a mix of state and private schools. For more information call Tim Main of Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Experienced Gardener Required


An experienced single handed gardener is required for Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s masterpiece; his gardens at Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd (

The successful candidate is likely to have a sound horticultural knowledge, possess exceptional organisational and self motivation skills, be an effective communicator, be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team to perform duties and tasks as agreed with the Trustees.

An experience of yew hedging and topiary and repairs to hard landscaping would be an advantage.

Marketing experience as well as English/Welsh bilingualism would also be an advantage, but not essential.

Salary is negotiable and the position is available with or without accommodation.

Application forms are available from

Balfours LLP, New Windsor House, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY3 5HJ.

Contact: Davina Griffiths This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01743 239236.

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Period House in picturesque surrounds


A striking grade II listed Georgian house at Buttington, near Welshpool, with adjacent office is on the market.

Of typical generous Georgian dimensions, today Buttington House combines period features with 21st century comforts, including three of the five bedrooms providing en-suite facilities.

Standing in 1.4 acres, the property is accessed via double gates and gravel driveway, with ample parking and double garage, plus office converted from an outbuilding.

Agent, Clemmie Daborn of Balfours Property Professionals, says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone seeking a spacious home with real standing, incorporating many original period features and fabulous views.”

Beyond the entrance hall there are four large reception rooms, a kitchen, laundry room and back hall, plus cloakroom. Three of the five spacious bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities, while below stairs there is a cellar and games room. 

French doors give access from the living room, to the terrace with the large lawned garden laced by outstanding views to open countryside and the hills beyond. A log store is on hand for the drawing room’s log burner. Clemmie adds: “Buttington House has everything one could wish for in a period property – amounting to lifestyle and comfort 365 days of the year.”

Shrewsbury and Newtown are both some 15 miles, while the north and the Midlands are also within commuting radius. Buttington House is marketed with a guide of £595,000. For more information call Clemmie Daborn on 01743 353511 .


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Listed barn with river frontage


River frontage with fishing rights and a paddock are among the assets of Oaktree Barn, Stanton Lacy, Ludlow, launched to the market by Balfours.

This beautiful barn conversion dating back to the 1740s has been meticulously maintained, reports Scott Kemsley of Balfours. He says: “While Oaktree Barn is currently used as a commercial business, residential planning permission was given, but has lapsed; casting a line to reinstate residential planning consent would make sense.”

The property has a manicured and appealing approach with parking, gardens and paddocks totalling 3.9 acres. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very well presented property with its own River bank and fishing rights on the River Corve,” adds Scott.

The internal layout currently provides for a kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, together with two shop areas, which would make good reception rooms of pleasant balance and proportion. The first floor is currently used as two offices, plus a bathroom.

Oaktree Barn is situated at Stanton Lacy, which is four miles from the thriving market town of Ludlow and within commuting distance of Shrewsbury, Leominster and Bridgnorth. Excellent state and independent schools are to be found in the vicinity.

Balfours are marketing Oaktree Barn with a guide price of £425,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511 .

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