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Head Gardener

Ventnor Botanic Garden CIC
Isle of Wight
Salary negotiable dependent on ability
Closing date
12 Nov 2021

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Full Time
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Horticultural Specialist
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A suitably experienced, practical Head Gardener is required to work with us in the stunning 29 acre Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight. Applicants should have a horticultural qualification and demonstrable supervisory skills. Broad plant and horticultural knowledge are essential.

PA1/PA6 certificates, chainsaw experience and a full driving licence with own transport are desirable, but not required. Candidates must have good communication skills to share our story with visitors and the ability to work on their own and in groups which include our Volunteers.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a gardener with 8 or more years’ experience to develop and grow a nationally important subtropical plant collection presented in a unique way we call the Ventnor MethodSM. This entails showing plants as they would be in the wild and allowing the plant’s genetics, our soil type, and the microclimate to interact naturally.

Package negotiable. Flexible work pattern, to include some weekends by rotation.

Reporting to VBG Curator.

Please contact or call 01983 855397 for more information.

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