Senior Gardener

Full time, 35 hours per week

£11.69 per hour (£21,276 – Grade 2, point 6)

The house, garden and landscape of Abbotsford are the creation of Sir Walter Scott and were developed between 1811 and 1825.

Scott is justly famed worldwide as Scotland’s most successful and prolific author, but his surmounting interest was the designing of his 1300 acre estate and garden. It is categorized as having ‘Outstanding Significance’ by Historic Environment Scotland.

A major £12 million capital campaign resulted in restoring the house in 2013 and creating a much improved visitor experience with a new car park, visitor centre, play trail and interpretation. The upgrading and improvement of the gardens is now the focus of the Trustees’ plans.

The Senior Gardener will work closely with the Head Gardener to develop, enhance, and conserve the garden and grounds. They will support the Head Gardener in the daily management and maintenance of the gardens and estate and with the supervision of the gardens team and volunteers.

Application Process

For more details of the role, please download the Senior Gardener Job Description

To apply, either submit your CV or download and complete the Application form, sending it to

Should you have any enquiries or questions about the position, please contact Alex Pate at

Deadline for applications: 9am Friday 29th September 2023