If you would like to continue your horticultural training at one of the UK’s best gardens AND be involved as a researcher in a garden-wide experimental project, read on!
The team at Inverewe Garden are excited to be embarking on an ambitious project to research and improve the soil health of the garden. Thanks to funding from the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust, we have an opening for an enthusiastic trainee horticulturist to contribute to the practical work and research involved in this project. The programme offers a unique opportunity to broaden heritage and amenity horticultural experience with a focus on woodland gardening, soil health and research.
The project is centred around the evaluation of biochar for use in propagation, tree establishment and natural regeneration. Biochar is a soil ameliorant with properties that benefit soil structure and beneficial microbes. You will be involved in producing biochar from invasive plants removed from the shelterbelt and working with our experienced gardeners to design scientific trials. You will also be learning about woodland garden management, soil biology under the microscope, and Inverewe’s aerobic composting system.
More information on the context of the post can be found on this link: https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/inverewe-gardens-biochar-project.
You can find out more about the role from the PlantNetwork recruitment webpage (login required to access the adverts) or visit the National Trust for Scotland website for more information.