Careers at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Are you inspired by nature? Passionate about the environment? Concerned about climate change? Do you want to share your love of plants and increase your skillset and botanical knowledge – all whilst helping to create a world-class botanic Garden that contributes to our understanding of the natural world?

Ventnor Botanic Garden is a little different. It’s more than just a ‘garden’. It’s a collection of plantings presented as landscapes or portraits of ecosystems. We show plants as they would be seen in their native, wild environments. This is called landscape immersion. Our subtropical and exotic plant collection is unrivalled. Plants that should be found in protective glasshouses thrive and naturalise out of doors thanks to our mild climate and sheltered setting.

We are always on the lookout to expand our talented and enthusiastic team

At Ventnor Botanic Garden our Front of House Experience Team are an imperative part of providing our visitors with a fantastic day out. Nestled in the Undercliff, we boast one of the most unique Gardens in Britain and we strive to have an outstanding service to match.

We are looking for passionate, bubbly, enthusiastic, well presented, customer orientated people who are reliable and strive to provide a special experience to each and every customer.

Here at the Garden no two days are alike, it’s fantastic fun working in a busy attraction with many tasks to be completed throughout the day, so you must be willing to flex between roles, open to learning new skills and understand what it is to create a welcoming environment and altogether unforgettable experiences.

Welcoming visitors and coach parties, creating delicious coffee, engaging with our yoga and wellbeing teachers, assisting in marketing, serving in the Gift Shop or working at one of our many Events and weddings, we offer competitive rates of pay and provide full training and support. If you enjoy an interesting, varied job and think you’ve got what it takes we want to hear from you.

This is a full time seasonal job, minimum 20 hours rising to 40+ in high season, year round positions are available to the right candidate. You will be expected to work weekends, bank holidays and evenings/events on a rotational basis.

Please Email info@botanic.co.uk with your CV and cover letter

We look forward to seeing your application and welcoming you on board our customer experience team.

Alongside our Experience team we are looking for an apprentice to learn alongside our existing apprentices, supported by our team of talented and highly experienced gardeners. Are you hoping to build a career as a gardener and looking for the right environment to start your journey? Enthusiasm, energy and a strong work ethic are all that’s needed. Get in touch and find out more.

We need experienced gardeners who are able to work in a commercial environment both within VBG itself and supporting our VBG@Home service. Working as part of the team you’ll be dedicated, hard-working and thrive on the challenges of the ever-changing face of the Garden and climate. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch to discuss the possibilities.

Email chris.kidd@botanic.co.uk

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