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There's no other organisation like the National Trust. No other organisation that brings such an amazing variety of places and spaces to life.

We are a charity founded in 1895 by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to protect them for everyone to enjoy. More than a century after we were founded, our values are still at the heart of everything we do. And we do a lot more than you might think. 

We welcome some 22.5 million visitors, from all ages and backgrounds, every year. We care for historic houses, gardens, mills, forests, castles, miles of coastline, islands, holiday cottages, pubs and inns, whole villages and even a goldmine. We also run a huge retail chain, a multi-million pound food and beverage business and much, much more. And we do all of this so that everyone can enjoy and make the most of the green spaces and beautiful places that England, Wales and Northern Ireland has to offer. 

The National Trust is described by its employee gardeners as “dynamic, supportive, inquisitive and fun”, where its beautiful places “lift your spirits naturally” and “somewhere you can expand new skills”. The organisation is currently recruiting for a number of gardening roles. 

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    • Hadrian's Wall, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 6NN
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    Summary             As a Ranger, you’re the heart and soul of the National Trust in the landscapes we protect. You’re a champion of nature conserva...

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    • Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, TN19 7DS
    • £30,000 per annum

    Are you an experienced gardener, now ready to discover a new garden and take on a new challenge? We’ve got an exciting opportunity for a Senior Gar...

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    • Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont, Nr Romsey, SO51 0LP
    • £27,000 per annum

    We’ve got an exciting opportunity for a Senior Gardener to join our team.  Are you an experienced gardener, now ready to discover a new garden and ...

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