Working at The Garden

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.


The Alnwick Garden is recruiting seasonal staff to work across various departments. The areas we are currently recruiting for are within Admissions, Visitor Services, Programme, Actors, Retail, Waiting Staff, Poison Garden Guides and Cleaning.

All candidates are to complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

We will not be considering applications by CV.

Closing date for applicants is 9th February 2016. Please send completed application forms to, hand them in at the Gardeners Cottage or post to Sue Broster, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU


Treehouse Restaurant
The Alnwick Garden Treehouse, is one of the most beautiful and unique ‘destination’ restaurants in the world and is currently recruiting for:

Waiting Staff
We are currently recruiting for waiting staff to start immediately for 25-30hpw.

Salary:  Dependent upon experience

People joining our team should have a passion for great customer service, and the ability to deliver a fantastic experience for our customers.
Experience in a busy restaurant is essential, as is the ability to work a range of shift patterns. Comprehensive training will be provided.

To apply, please download an Application for Employment form below and send to: 

Work experience and training 

The Alnwick Garden offers a range of work experience and training opportunities, if you would like to work with our team please download the forms below and send them together with your C.V to


Applying to work with us

Below are links to download the application form and equal opportunities form. Please send these together with a copy of your C.V to the address listed in the relevant job description.

Application form

Equal Opportunities form

If you require further information you can write to or call 01665 511 350.

If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.



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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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