Logo: National Trust for Scotland

National Trust for Scotland


Hours: 40

Location: Threave Estate

Salary range: £21,389 - £23,599 pro rata, per annum

Key Purpose

To ensure that the garden and related policies of Threave Garden and Estate are managed and maintained as a nationally-recognized garden of outstanding historical and horticultural importance; contributing to the property’s overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors and supporters.

The role of ‘Gardener’ as a key member of the Threave Garden team will be heavily involved in the development plans of the garden and wider designed landscape, with future projects aimed at creating gardens of international significance. Hence this post will be vital to realize this ambition of the gardens as a top visitor attraction.


Threave is one of the National Trust for Scotland’s top ten most visited attractions. The garden is made up of many landscaped features and themed areas including a Secret Garden, Rock Garden, Sculpture Garden, a variety of different water features, Azalea walk and heather beds, a one-acre traditional working walled kitchen garden, orchard, large nursery with new glasshouse facilities, extensive woodland garden and broad variety of themed beds and borders planted with a large and diverse collection of plants. Threave provides a perfect location for the Trust’s School of Heritage Gardening, offering a wide variety of horticultural experience in both traditional and modern gardening techniques. Open all year round, the garden provides interest throughout the year.

Preferred method of application: Application form - found here 

Closing date: 19th August 2022

Closing Date: 19/08/2022  Location: Threave Estate

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