Join the team!
A major cultural development project, The Alnwick Garden is the largest tourist attraction in Northumberland. The Garden brings employment, education and a broader economic base to this rural area.
As a constantly evolving organisation, the working environment at The Garden is a dynamic one. There’s lots to do, and we always question how best to do things, welcome new ideas and try to take a fresh and innovative approach. Our motto is, "only dead fish swim with the stream".
Most jobs here involve dealing with visitors, or potential visitors, and so The Garden is dedicated to the highest standards of customer service; we are all ambassadors for the project. Attitude and aptitude can be more important than lots of experience. In some roles we can offer real flexibility, and there are opportunities for people with all kinds of needs.
Every year, we employ extra staff during the busy summer season. Our summer recruitment takes place well before the summer begins, with applications considered in the spring. If you would like to spend your summer working at The Alnwick Garden, please check our vacancies below.
We advertise any vacancies on this page. Some vacancies may also be advertised in the local press, or through Jobcentre Plus.
Work experience, training and internships
The Alnwick Garden offers a range of work experience, training and internship opportunities. If you would like to spend time working with our team. Below is the application form and equal opportunities form, both of which can be downloaded.
• Application form
• Equal Opportunities form
If you require further information you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student gardener programme
The Alnwick Garden has an international internship programme open to student gardeners. Student gardeners have the opportunity to work here in one of the world’s most exciting contemporary gardens, within an experienced team of gardeners, receiving skills tuition and mentoring from professional and accomplished horticulturalists.
Each placement can vary in length, from a few months to a year, and so can be tailored to individual needs. The programme is suitable for keen and enthusiastic gardeners who are willing to learn, and some gardening experience is useful but not essential.
Graduates who are looking to partner their theoretical knowledge with practical skills are well-suited to the programme, as are gardeners who would like experience of working in a different climate or with new plants and design features.
All students receive £100 per week (after any tax and NI), free accommodation and a uniform.
If you would like to join the student gardener programme, please write to Trevor Jones, our head gardener, with details of your objectives, experience and availability.
The Alnwick Garden