10 garden jobs in Gloucestershire to get you out and about this summer

With the promise of a warm Easter and sunny weather ahead, people will return to their gardens, ready to weed, mow, plant and sow.

Most of us relish the ability to dig out our rubber boots, pull on our gardening gloves, and grab a spade, fork, and rake to get stuck into our humble plots.

If you have a green thumb and feel the lure of a job that lets you stay outdoors embracing nature, or if you need a part-time job to get through the summer and you don’t want to be stuck in an office from 9am to 5pm, maybe one of these garden jobs will suit you.

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We’ve scoured the Indeed Jobs website and found 10 jobs that will have you keeping gardens and other people’s spaces weed-free and looking fabulous all summer long.


Based: Gloucester and Stroud

Salary: from £9.50 per hour

Working at Heathville Residential Care you will help keep their care homes in Gloucester and Stroud clean and tidy and will be happy to work on your own on tasks such as maintenance, treatment, pruning, hedge trimming and lawn preparation.

Landscape gardener

Based: Stroud

Salary: £10 – £15 per hour

This can be a full or part time role involving lawn care, tree service, landscaping and general construction for Moes Mowing, and you will need your own means of transportation. Shifts are eight hours Monday through Friday and three years of gardening experience would be preferred.

Trioscape Nurseries, Newent

Horticultural nursery worker

Based: Newent

Salary: £300 to £400 per week

Become a new member of the Trioscape Nurseries team, where you’ll pick and pack customer orders, using machinery to plant as well as by hand and general nursery work. If you have knowledge of plants, so much the better, but it is not essential.


Based: Lechlade

Salary: £22,000 per year

A rare chance to work at Thyme, one of Gloucestershire’s finest country house estates, where you will maintain the grounds which include a hotel, restaurant, cooking school and pub. Located on the edge of water meadows, Thyme has carefully landscaped vegetable and herb gardens to supply the restaurant, as well as works in the hotel grounds.

Elmore Court
Elmore Court

Grounds and maintenance

Based: Elmore, Gloucester

Salary: £20,000 to £22,000 per year

Another stately home role, this time in beautiful Elmore Court, where you’ll help maintain the beautiful grounds where weddings and other events take place. Your job will include a lot of general gardening as well as basic redecoration and minor repairs. You will need to be relatively strong and fit as you may be asked to help move larger objects.

garden designer

Based: Cheltenham

Salary: £18,000 to £28,000 per year

Join the Keltie and Clark team working on a range of garden design projects, creating unique, bespoke designs for hard and soft landscaping. You will need landscape architecture and design experience if possible.

Independent gardener

Based: Slad, Stroud

Salary: £12-20 per hour

An experienced gardener is needed one day a week for a large, established garden in Slad, where you will need a good knowledge of planting, an eye for detail and lots of enthusiasm, but no mowing is necessary .

gardener helper

Based: Severn Stoke

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Working for the National Trust just across the border in Worcestershire, this work is based at Croome Park, the 730-acre estate designed by Capability Brown at 18 and Century. You work as a team to maintain the park which includes landscaped gardens, woods and parks as well as an ornamental river.

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head gardener

Based: Tetbury

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per year

A wonderful opportunity to be in charge of an exceptional private Cotswold garden which has recently been restored in a traditional yet modern style. It has a historic walled garden, mixed borders of perennials, trees, shrubs and a greenhouse. You will lead a team of four and must share the Owner’s vision and high standards.

Horticulture Manager

Based: Tewkesbury

Salary: not disclosed

This position is head of horticulture for a new Dobbies Garden Center which is opening this fall, so you will help set up the new branch and bring this project to life. You’ll need extensive expertise in horticulture, as well as managing budgets and driving sales.

For more information on these and other jobs, visit the Indeed website.

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