Holker Hall are looking to recruit a motivated skilled gardener to join our team at Holker. The varied gardens have been developed by generations of the Cavendish family and consist of 25 acres of formal borders, lawns, meadows, topiary, water features, woodland, and plant collections. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the ongoing development of the gardens and improve your horticultural skills and knowledge. Salary £18,500 Closing date 30th September 2016 http://www.holker.co.uk/holker-estate/jobs-at-holker/

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UPDATE FOR THE WKGN ANNUAL FORUM, 8TH-9TH OCTOBER 2016 Although not officially part of the Forum, on Friday morning, 7th¬†October we are thinking about meeting at Culzean Castle Walled Garden, Ayrshire, prior to the weekend. If enough people are interested we will get a group together to visit this magnificent 18thC Walled Kitchen Garden. On Saturday morning, October 8th Brian Corr, Head of Gardens at Dumfries House, will talk about the Restoration of its Walled Garden. He will conduct tours of the garden in the afternoon. Kate Rycroft from the Community Garden at Amisfield, in East Lothian, will talk about their past work at its restoration there and the gardens… Read more »

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The following email has arrived from Susannah. . . . We are tenants of the NT at Clytha Park, near Abergavenny, and for the past four years, our beautiful walled garden, with newly restored glasshouses, has hosted a horticultural therapy charity called Growing Space. Sadly they are pulling out at the end of this month, but we are keen to replace them with any other charity or group who will benefit from the marvellous space. Might you have any suggestions, or be able to post this on your site? Please respond using the comments link.

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