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National Trust
Exeter, Devon
£24,000 plus generous benefits package
Closing date
3 Dec 2020
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This role is to propagate and raise plants to conserve and develop the Trust’s garden, parkland and countryside Plant Collections. To carry out the day to day operations at the Plant Conservation Centre, ensuring plants are produced to the highest standard and in the most effective manner expected by the National Trust. The post holder will have a comprehensive knowledge of plants and propagation techniques.

A confident, positive asset to any team, you’re truly passionate about plants and gardening and you’ll want to make the most of this rare opportunity to share such a diverse and fascinating environment. Joining our dedicated conservation team, you’ll help look after the day-to-day management of the nursery, propagating and producing an extensive variety of plants for the replenishment of National Trust gardens across the country. This will include managing stock control, plant production and plant movement records. You’ll also work closely with your team, supporting the Nursery Manager in fostering an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and commitment.



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. 

Read more in our latest Wonderful Workplaces article: What makes the National Trust a special place to work?

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