1. Visitor Welcome - Scaplen’s Court Gardener


A little bit of background

We are looking for gardeners to join a small team of volunteer 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 work as part of a team

Time requirements:

A couple of hours a week would be great and this can be agreed with the team.

Start: Now

Spring and Summer are our busy times but throughout the year there is always something that needs attention.


Some gardening experience would be useful, but not essential

Gardeners will need some fitness to garden

Special Requirements

Gardeners should have appropriate clothing and some items will be supplied.

Supervisor: Lorenda Elliott