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National Trust for Scotland

Collections Gardener

Hours: 40

Location: Inverewe Garden

Salary range: £24,252 - £25,877 pro-rata, per annum

Job Purpose

Inverewe is a garden of outstanding horticultural importance, recognised internationally for its extensive plant collections. Created by Osgood Mackenzie in the late 19th century, it has been in NTS ownership since 1952. Here, exotic plants flourish in a challenging northern landscape of spectacular mountain and coast. Within its essential tree shelterbelt, the planting has always ‘pushed the boundaries’. The Collections Gardener plays a key role in maintaining and developing the extensive plant collection, in particular the current National Collections of Rhododendron subsections barbata, glishcra and maculifera, Olearia and Aeonium.

Required Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Knowledge



  • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) with relevant practical experience, including working in a similar large garden/nursery with specialist collections
  • PA1 and PA6a spraying certificates, or willingness to be trained in the use of pesticides and to exercise that training
  • Driving Licence, valid for driving within the UK.


  • Tractor driving certification and experience
  • Basic chain-saw certificates – CS30 & CS31, or willingness to be trained in the basic use of chainsaws and to exercise that training.

Preferred method of application: Application form - found here 

Closing date: 27th May

Closing Date: 27/05/2022  Location: Inverewe Garden

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