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Senior Propagator/Sales Yard Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Forde Abbey for a Senior Propagator to join the gardening team to raise plants for sale through the plant nursery, and to work as part of the existing gardening team with the direction of the garden in future years.

The successful candidate should have a keen eye for detail, and be able to provide top quality plants for sale that are beautifully presented. A level 3 horticultural qualification is also required, as well as experience of working and managing in a nursery environment. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of plants and being able to raise a variety of plants from seed, cuttings, grafting etc. (much of this will be supplied from the garden). The candidate should also be computer literate, people friendly and able to work well within a team. A PA1 and PA6 spraying qualification is also required.

To apply please send CV to

Or by post to: Alice Kennard, Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.

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