Poole Museum - Scaplen’s Court Gardener
A little bit of background
We are looking for one more gardener to join a small team of volunteer gardeners to help with the maintenance and planting of Scaplen's Court garden.
The garden to Poole’s oldest domestic building was laid out in Arts and Crafts style in the early 1900s by George Dillistone, the designer of the gardens at Castle Drogo. In 2000 the Garden was restored and replanted by Museum volunteers, who went on to manage the garden, carry out planting, tidying and shaping etc throughout the year.
Tasks may include:
To tidy and clear leaves and debris
To weed and trim low lying areas
To plant and restock herbs
To contribute to the design of the garden
To alert the manager of any maintenance requirements
To work closely as part of a team
We envisage that looking around the garden to report any maintenance issues could be covered once a month or as and when issues arise, and the weeding and clearing would be once a week during summer months, less frequent in other months. Planting is ad hoc throughout the year as per team’s plans.
Start: Late April End Date: N/A
(Season is May to September, so the bulk of the work is March to September)
flexible times May to September
Some gardening and/or admin experience/customer service experience would be useful, but not essential
Physical fitness required
Gardeners will need some fitness to garden
Gardeners need to be able to work under own initiative without guidance some days
Gardeners should have appropriate clothing
Supervisor: Michael Spender
- Gardening Must be at least Some experience