An article caught our eye this week in the local press with an advert for a head gardener. Not just a head gardener across North Norfolk, but one attached to Holkham Hall.
Now would that fill you with joy or dread?
The estate is looking for someone to manage "the presentation, maintenance and conservation of the estate grounds and Grade I listed park, in particular the presentation of the hall terraces, the arboretum and the walled garden”.
Let's look at Holkham Hall itself - one of the jewels in the crown of our area, along with its superb beach, repeatedly voted one of the best in Britain.
Holkham Hall is a beautiful 18th century Palladian structure, owned by Lord Leicester, and visited by 800,000 people in 2018 alone. Humphrey Renton designed the grounds and they're now Grade 1 listed.
This is no place for a quick mow and rake - being head gardener at Holkham would be serious, rewarding business.
25,000 acres no less. The gardens stand to the west of the lake and include: a fig house, a peach house, a vinery, and other greenhouses.
There's many perks with the job if you're green-fingered. Can you imagine working at Holkham, which is, without hyperbole, stunning in every way. You wouldn't be working alone on those grounds either - you would have a team to manage and that tractor tour to organise.
Have Pure North Norfolk whetted your appetite?
Would you like daily doses on vitamin D in a prestigious location?
Are you up for this?