Paul is our Head Gardener and responsible for ensuring all our plants are flourishing and our site always looks tidy. We spent the day finding out more about the role and day to day duties.
I usually start work at around 6.30am or 7.00am. A lot of our work is dependent on the weather; during the summer we like to water all the plants and give everywhere a good tidy up before most of the guests arrive or wake up.
I then have two lots of fish to feed and lots of bird feeders to top up as we have lots of wildlife here.
During the day, I have a list of ongoing jobs to get through and in the summer the grass needs cutting twice a week and watering sometimes twice a day.
For lunch, I usually take sandwiches with me so that I can stop somewhere on site and work around guests. I try not to cut plants outside of the meeting rooms when people are in them which our guests appreciate.
During Winter when we don’t have to water the plants or cut the grass so regularly, we tackle the bigger projects that we don’t have time for in the summer.
My day finishes about 2:30pm and I tidy up and put everything away to make sure the site looks tidy. My finishing times are a bit flexible depending on the amount of work we have on.
Wyboston hot seat questions
How long have you been working at Wyboston Lakes?
About 18 years.
If you had to describe Wyboston Lakes, what would you say?
Tranquil. Busy. Friendly.
What is the best part of your job?
I really like working outside and here is the perfect place to do that as there is so much space.
What do you do to make sure our guests have a memorable experience at Wyboston Lakes?
90% of the time guests ask me where to go because they are lost. I will always show them where to go and offer to carry any bags for them if they need.
If you could pick anything on the Waterfront Bar menu, what would you pick?
Definitely the 28 days aged fillet steak
If you could pick any treatment at the YSpa, which would you pick?
I would love to just relax in the pool