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Horticultural Assistant


£12.26 per hour


Myddelton House (EN2 9HG)

Type of position:


We're looking for green fingered folk to help in gardens.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn new skills, build on existing ones, and be a part of an exhilarating team experience then look no further. We are seeking people with lots of initiative and a passion for gardening, who are looking to gain a variety of transferable skills while building a career within an exciting horticultural and visitor attraction environment at Myddelton House Gardens.

Main duties will include:

  • To work as part of the Myddelton House Gardens team undertaking the full range of duties in the gardens

  • To carry out general maintenance of the gardens, for example grass cutting, hedge trimming, leaf clearing and weeding

  • To carry out the above tasks using hand and powered tools (e.g. mowers, strimmer’s, etc.) as appropriate and to be responsible for basic equipment care and maintenance

  • To carry out general glasshouse duties including maintenance, watering and propagation

  • To assist in the running of activities, events, guided tours/talks and open days in the gardens, which may include evening and weekend work

  • To assist visitors to the gardens by answering questions, and by contributing to the provision of gardens material and the upkeep of gardens records

  • To be responsible for opening and locking the site when on shift ensuring all visitors have left the site and the gardens are safe and secure

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate form the Disclosure Barring Service, for which assistance will be given and obtain a basic first aid certificate.

To apply please complete the applications form and return it to

Closing date: 31 July 2023

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date,
you should assume you have been unsuccessful

  • We are an equal opportunities employer

  • We reserve the right to amend the closing date of this advert

  • No agencies please

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