Nursery Manager


Job Title: Plant Nursery Manager

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per year

Hours: Full time / 40 hours a week / Monday – Friday

Location: Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DA

Status: Open

Benefits: 20 days holiday a year plus 8 bank holidays / Personal Development Plan / Training & Development opportunities / free parking

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? Have a passion for plants and a thirst for expanding your horticultural knowledge? If so, you might be interested in our company ethos of being known for producing innovative gardens. Which I’m sure you’ll agree are never complete without the right shrubs, flowers, trees, grasses or vegetables!

We need a passionate horticulturalist to lead our small Garden Nursery Team in 2019 and beyond, helping us provide our customers with the right plants to suit their garden.

You would run our 2 acre Nursery site and plant production facilities undertaking a variety of jobs throughout the seasons. You would ensure the site and its equipment is maintained and fit for purpose.

You would enjoy the challenge of procuring stock from a variety of suppliers across Europe. Visiting these sites to build relations and analyse potential new specimen lines.

With nearly 50 years of experience and thousands of delighted customers, the company is highly regarded for its professional service and quality workmanship in garden design, construction and maintenance. We want to become a leader in garden landscape plant production and supply. Based in Curdridge, Southampton the company’s services cover the whole of Hampshire and into the surrounding counties.

Required Skills Some experience or exposure to the following is essential

  • Experience of working in a garden nursery / garden centre
  • Stock procurement
  • Plant knowledge & identification
  • Plant growing, pruning, shaping & spacing
  • Working in a sales and customer focused environment
  • Driving licence Desirable Skills

Desirable skills but not essential

  • PA1/PA6 spraying licence/qualification
  • Horticultural qualification
  • Operate safety at all times within the H&S policy
  • Computer literate
  • Organisation and stock control experience
  • Good interpersonal skills