Part-time Help, Waterperry House

We currently have a vacancy for someone to join the Waterperry House team for two mornings, 8 hours, a week on Mondays and Fridays or Thursdays. We are looking for help with household laundry, checking rooms, flower arranging, stocking up on food supplies and helping with all those little jobs that keep a 17th century house used for Philosophy retreats ticking along smoothly. Enthusiasm and care are more important than experience.

If you are interested in applying for the position please send an email to, leave your CV with a member of the shop team, or phone Simon Buchanan on 07780830485.

Apprentice Chef, Waterperry Gardens Teashop

We currently have a vacancy for an apprentice chef to work in our kitchen at the teashop. We are looking for someone primarily to work in the savoury department, helping to make soups, quiches, pates, main courses and salads. We make all our food from fresh ingredients on the premises.

We are interested in taking on someone with an interest in food. Enthusiasm is more important than experience. A willingness to work regular weekend shifts is essential.

If you are interested in applying for the position please send your email to, leave your CV with a member of the teashop team, or phone the teashop on 01844 338087 and ask to speak to Nicky.

Weekend Garden Shop and Teashop Staff

Waterperry Gardens is seeking part-time weekend help in the shop and teashop.
The right candidates will be reliable and flexible, ideally with some retail experience.

Please email CV with contact details to for work in the teashop.

Please email CV with contact details to for work in the garden shop.

Or drop in and talk to us and pick up an application form.

Seasonal Gardeners, Volunteers and Apprentices

Seasonal Gardeners: We are now fully staffed for 2019.

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