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Gardens & Parks Consultant

National Trust
PL30 4AB, Bodmin
Closing date
16 May 2021

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This is fantastic opportunity to join our enthusiastic team as a Garden and Parks Consultant, providing specialist support and advice for our operational and consultancy teams on gardens, parks, and their plant collections. We want you to help us to maximise the potential of our gardens helping to ensure they continue to be highly cared for and enjoyed by many people long into the future.  

What you'll be doing

Joining the team  based in Cornwall working from home, hub office or at properties the role will require developing a close working relationship with other specialist consultants, garden and property teams. You will provide a high-quality advice and guidance to garden, property and other consultancy teams across the South West helping in order to deliver great conservation and fantastic experiences in our gardens.

Who we're looking for

You will join us with an already established, broad and deep knowledge of horticulture, gardens, garden history and plants gained by proven and extensive experience as a Head Gardener, Garden Manager or other relevant Horticultural specialist. You will have a recognised higher level horticultural qualification or equivalent experience. You will have a real passion for horticulture, a can-do attitude and enjoy sharing your knowledge, so enthusing all you meet. Strong coaching and mentoring skills are essential in supporting the development of our garden community across the South West. You will be up to date with the latest trends and developments in horticulture ensuring we provide the right professional development and guidance for our passionate and committed teams.


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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