Seasonal Gardeners, Volunteers and Apprentices

Seasonal Gardeners: We are now fully staffed for 2020.

We also take on volunteers and are on the lookout for apprentices.
Pay: Dependent On Experience

If you want a career in gardening, we can offer you one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the UK to work in.

What It’s Like To Work Here
Waterperry’s gardens, house, teashop, garden-centre and family-friendly events draw visitors all year round. There is always plenty to do at the 8 ½ acre garden set within a 80-acre estate, with development of the walled garden one of the recent projects. The Waterperry team are close-knit with a wonderful sense of community. The location is quiet, so you’ll need your own transport to get here.

What You’ll Be Doing
As a hands-on gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects.

Who We’re Looking For
To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the below:
have some practical gardening/horticulture experience and a willingness to take instruction.

Unique To Us
Work in one of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
20% off in our shops and teashop. Educational opportunities.

Interested candidates should contact the Office on 01844 339254 or e-mail


Waterperry Gardens is a unique environment which welcomes volunteers in its gardens, nursery, and plant area. However these opportunities are limited, so if you think this is for you and you would like to work with our dedicated team and benefit from their expertise, why not get in touch?

Interested candidates should contact the office on 01844 339254 or e-mail

Event Market Stalls

If you are a local fine food producer or craft maker and would like to have a stall at one of our Christmas Markets or on Apple Weekend just ring the office or email us on