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Garden Designer

  • Company: Haywood Landscapes
  • Location: East Kent


Employee-owned Haywood Landscapes are looking for a garden designer on a full-time basis to join our national award-winning team. We are based in East Kent and specialise in domestic garden design-and-build.

Our ‘USP’

Through establishing an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) we have recently become employee-owned. This gives all team members a stake and voice in the business. Profits are shared by all on a fair basis. We have a strong ‘team’ ethos. Working together we deliver high quality beautiful gardens to delighted clients and empower colleagues to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.

We offer

A positive, supportive working environment within a friendly and cohesive team.

Scope for professional development into the widest delivery of this role with commensurate salary. 

Potential for further progression within the company.

Starting salary circa £34,000, but negotiable according to experience.

Additional renumeration via our Company Profit Sharing Scheme including tax free bonuses (in compliance with taxation rules for EOT’s)

Core Duties

  • Undertake initial client consultations and garden surveys
  • Create garden designs working to clients’ brief and budgetary guide.
  • Costing the design builds using ‘Liberate’ estimating software (with support as needed).
  • Client presentation of the design and quotation.
  • Working mainly from our office near Canterbury with some home-working.

Other Duties (according to experience)

  • Project management - overseeing delivery of your designs.
  • ‘Hands-on’ work eg. planting, pruning or other skilled tasks according to your skill set.

Attributes we are looking for

  • The ability to create imaginative and deliverable designs in 2D and 3D using CAD design software. Vectorworks is preferred but not essential
  • A good plant knowledge to facilitate creation of appealing and site/client appropriate planting plans.
  • A recognised garden design qualification.
  • Professionalism and a good work ethic, allied with a personable manner.
  • Experience of, or an appetite to develop in the role of estimating and project management.
  • Some ‘hands-on’ landscaping or gardening experience is beneficial.
  • A full driving licence and own reliable transport (car). 

To apply, please email with your C.V. and a Dropbox link to your portfolio,  f.a.o. Andy Wiggins, Managing Director at

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