Trainee Gardener Position

Kilchoan Management Ltd


Online interview Immediate start Environmental and Conservation PA344XD
Full Time Contract Contact: Luke Senior


Trainee Gardener Position

Salary following PGG guidelines + benefits and training

40 hours per week. 1 year fixed contract.

The Kilchoan estate is setting out to create a world class park and gardens. We are situated on the north shore of Loch Melfort and the estate runs to 1,500 acres of native broadleaf woodland, forestry, farm land and established but old, parks and gardens.

The garden team is looking for a new entrant to horticulture, who is keen to learn skills and knowledge with aim to start a horticultural career. As well as working in the gardens the trainee position will be supported in achieving the Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. Plant identification tests will be set bi-weekly and trips to a range of varied gardens will be undertaken throughout the year.

The garden and policies cover 30 acres and are made up of woodland, meadows and lawns, an arboretum featuring Chilean collection, kitchen garden & polytunnel, Himalayan garden as well as manicured grounds around properties. We are in the initial stages of planning a new garden at the main residence to be planted in autumn 2022. The role will include work within all of these areas.

We also house a collection of conservation importance on behalf of The International Conifer Conservation Program, contributing to wider plant conservation efforts.

Please apply with CV or send any inquiries to head of gardens on

More information about the estate can be found at

The candidate will be part of the small team working under direction of the head of gardens or senior gardener. The role will require the ability to work both alone and as part of the team. The candidate must be keen to work on the west coast of Scotland and in all weather conditions.

Driving license desirable.

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