If you are looking to be a gardener and have found a role in which you want to apply for you will have a keen interest in plants and gardens and maintaining these. Usually a gardener will work for private clients at their homes or you could work for a bigger company maintaining parks, historical house gardens and event places.
You will be expected to have a keen eye for what looks good and what doesn’t and what plants and trees should be with what? You will know how various lawnmowers, strimmers and other tools that you need for your role and how they work. You will need to be able to communicate with your clients and colleagues so good communication skills is a must. You will be hardworking and not afraid of working in bad weather.
Gardeners can earn between £17,000 to £25,000 a year. They usually work self employed on a contract with the clients however they may also work as an employee of a company.
If you are ready to apply for a role as a gardener, please see the below example covering letter which you can use as a guide.
Gardener Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Gardener
I would like to apply for the role of Gardener which you have been advertising in (what publication, when and job reference).
I am a very keen gardener and have been for a number of years. I enjoy working in the garden and making a garden look its best. I enjoy having a hands on role and get a satisfaction from working outdoors even in poor weather.
I am very interested in flowering plants and how they look together and enter competitions locally with plants and also vegetables.
I am dedicated to my work, I research gardening plants and shrubs in my spare time and enjoy trying out different combinations.
Please find enclosed my CV which details my skills and experiences, should you be interested in my skills, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV. I look forward to hearing from you.
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