Plant Propagator - Gibraltar Botanic Gardens 'The Almeda'

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens were established in 1991 in a public garden that was inaugurated in 1816. It is therefore a historic garden that combines features of cultural heritage and a thriving collection of plants from throughout the world, with a strong emphasis on succulent and Mediterranean floras.

Salary: £25,000

The primary functions of this post are to:

  • Propagate, establish and maintain plants at the gardens’ nursery
  • Prepare plants for use throughout the gardens, in conservation and research
  • Assist with the planning of living plant collections
  • Assist in the detailed cataloguing of plants for databasing
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the gardens’ seed bank
  • Support the provision of training to staff and trainees
  • Carry out and other works or duties around the gardens as may be necessary

This is a demanding and skilled role. Previous professional experience in plant propagation is essential. Candidates should ideally have three years relevant practical experience and have attained an RHS Level 3 certificate or NVQ level 3 & 4 and PA1, PA6. An interest in Mediterranean plants and succulents is desirable for this role. However, training can be provided for the right candidate with a sound horticultural background. Candidates should be able to show a genuine interest in plant propagation and a willingness to learn.

Interested parties should email their C.V. and covering letter to Teresa De Bank at The closing date for applications is Friday 7th February 2020. Interviews are normally held in Gibraltar but can be conducted via Skype if necessary.

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