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Senior Horticulturist (Glasshouses)

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Grade 5, £27,116 - £31,406 pa
Closing date
14 Nov 2021

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Responsible to the Team Leader (Glasshouses and Nursery) the role holder is Senior Horticulturist for the visitor facing glasshouse collection, outside Glasshouse bays and Rock Garden and is responsible for the maintenance, care and curation of that specific area of the Garden and its plant collections.  Professional experience within a glasshouse environment is essential, as well as excellent plant knowledge, particularly of glasshouse collections (including tropical, alpines, cacti, carnivorous, Mediterranean and temperate plants) to ensure that the collections are developed and maintained to high standards.

The successful candidate will assist the Team Leader (Glasshouses and Nursery) to plan and program a year-round horticultural display, in line with the Garden’s Living Collection Strategy, and also as an important visitor attraction within Cambridge and in support of the Garden’s core activities, eg University teaching and research, education and amenity.  This role will supervise one assistant horticulturist plus trainees and volunteers.

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