Join our Gardening Team

Salary £17,500 pa

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener or grounds-person to join the team responsible for the maintenance and development of the historic gardens and grounds surrounding Scone Palace, a 5 star visitor attraction.

The successful applicant will work alongside volunteers and horticultural students and be involved in projects with the local community and schools taking place in the gardens.


The gardens and grounds contain a fine tree collection, Victorian Pinetum, maze, borders that contain an expanding plant collection and a Kitchen Garden that supplies fresh produce to the Palace catering team.

In what is an exciting period of the gardens history, the successful applicant will also be involved in the restoration of a 4-acre Walled Garden and work to preserve the designed landscape that surrounds the Palace.

Applicants should have an SVQ2 in Horticulture (or equivalent) as well as practical grounds/horticulture experience, PA1 and PA6 for chemical application and a full driving license.

Applicants must be self motivated, passionate about the presentation of the gardens and grounds, be a positive communicative team member and possess the drive to work unsupervised. Occasional weekend work will be required.

Please see below the job description and application form below.

For further details, please contact Anne on 01738 554920 or email