People

Meet some of our gardening team

We employ more than 450 skilled gardeners and more than 1,500 garden volunteers. Here you can get an insight into their jobs, and if you're keen, find out how you can get involved.

Meet Mottisfont's Head Gardener

The Rose Garden at Mottisfont Abbey © Stephen Robson

David Stone has been Head Gardener at Mottisfont since 1978, and his main area of responsibility is the rose collection.

Andy, Head Gardener

Andy, Head Gardener at Osterley Park, Middlesex © Matthew Antrobus

Meet Andy, one of our expert gardeners.

Grow your career

The Grow careers website, supported by the National Trust, provides information on the range of fantastic opportunities horticulture has to offer, including job vacancies and relevant courses.

Careers in our gardens

We've been training gardeners for many decades and are launching two new courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.

10 reasons to train as a gardener

   1. We have the best gardens in the world
   2. Learn from experts
   3. Work with our plant collections
   4. Work in historic of our gardens - some as old as 400 years
   5. Work in gardens designed by gardening greats.
   6. Great opportunity to grow your career
   7. Develop new skills
   8. Share your enthusiasm for gardening
   9. Work with our volunteers
  10. Work for us

Get stuck in and volunteer

Every year 56,000 people volunteer to help carry out our vital work at 100s of different places. Volunteer today