Assistant Gardener


2 days per week, £6,552 per annum

A position has arisen for a part time assistant gardener, reporting directly to the Head Gardener, at The Bishop’s Palace. The Bishop’s Palace is 14 acres in size and contains picturesque, gardenesque, English garden style and contemporary gardens. It is a very dynamic garden where there are always lots of new projects happening. We are proud of our high horticultural standards and our RHS partner garden status. Visitor numbers reached 117,000 in 2017 and our Garden Festivals continue to grow in popularity - our fourth one took place in June this year.

This is a very active and physical job that will involve tasks including weeding, pruning, movement of compost/soil, hard and soft landscaping, greenhouse and nursery work, community garden tasks, planting and some mowing and strimming.

We are looking for:

A good communicator with some experience of working with volunteers

Practical experience of gardening

Some knowledge of plants and kitchen gardening

Knowledge of health and safety requirements

Excellent customer service

Pride in work

Job Application Form

Closing date: Sunday 15 July 2018

For further details, please see the Job Description, or contact human resources at The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset , Tel. 01749 988111