Gardener - Threave - Permanent - Full Time
Gardener - Threave
Added to site: 9 August 2018
Salary: £19,118
Location: Threave Garden and Estate
Closing date: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Description
KEY PURPOSE
To ensure that the garden and related policies of Threave Garden and Estate are managed and maintained as a nationally-recognized garden of outstanding historical and horticultural importance; contributing to the property?s overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors and supporters.

The role of ?Gardener? as a key member of the Threave Garden team will be heavily involved in the development plans of the garden and wider designed landscape, with future projects aimed at creating gardens of international significance. Hence this post will be vital to realize this ambition of the gardens as a top visitor attraction.

CONTEXT
Threave is one of the National Trust for Scotland?s top ten most visited attractions. The garden is made up of many landscaped features and themed areas including a Secret Garden, Rock Garden, Sculpture Garden, a variety of different water features, Azalea walk and heather beds, a one-acre traditional working walled kitchen garden, orchard, large nursery with new glasshouse facilities, extensive woodland garden and broad variety of themed beds and borders planted with a large and diverse collection of plants. Threave provides a perfect location for the Trust's School of Heritage Gardening, offering a wide variety of horticultural experience in both traditional and modern gardening techniques. Open all year round, the garden provides interest throughout the year.

Contact details:
Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to Human Resources Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via workforus@nts.org.uk, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on Tuesday 14th August 2018.

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