Seasonal Garden Assistant

Location UK / Down

Job Type Contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary £0 - 10000

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1350366

 Job Description

Seasonal Gardener required at Mount Stewart. Love the outdoors and inspiring people too? This role could be for you. For more information and how to apply please visit and enter IRC68498.

If you’d like a career in Gardening, we can offer you some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in as well as one of the largest plant collections in Europe.

What you’ll be doing

As part of the garden team, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. Working under the close supervision of the garden team, you’ll undertake basic horticultural tasks and help ensure the highest standards of conservation, horticulture and visitor experience.

This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects. You’ll be helping with hard and soft landscaping and general maintenance of the garden, such as mulching, pruning, leaf clearing and weeding. You’ll support with the planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants.

You’ll also support garden volunteers and help them to make the most of their time here. You’ll be expected to interact with the public on a daily basis, answering the many questions, or help out with gardening workshops, tours and helping set up events when needed.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we’re looking for


To be successful in this role, you should be able to demonstrate the below:

  • Basic knowledge and skills in plant husbandry and horticulture
  • Familiarity with basic garden machinery/equipment as required by the property
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work alongside volunteers and is able to support volunteers to perform at their best
  • Good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and compliance requirements
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

The package


Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership


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We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applicants regardless of religious beliefs, political opinion, race, sex, marital status, age or disability.