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I approached Claire in early March 2017 about doing some work experience at Plantpassion. I was completing my Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Floristry and wanted the chance to be in a floristry environment where I could learn about British flowers and Flower farming.

The experience has been so valuable and I have loved every minute of it.

Claire is a brilliant mentor, so knowledgeable, and she takes time to educate support and encourage. I have learnt so much about British flowers, especially seasonality and been introduced to so many new varieties. I was new to flower growing before I started and Claire was generous with her time and patience each week in explaining every new task and process.

Claire is not only an inspiration in the exceptional flowers she produces and her experience of flower growing, but in her knowledge of running a sustainable business, which she has been willing to impart. I have also really enjoyed the opportunity to be part of workshops, talks and network with other people in the floristry industry through my work experience at Plantpassion. Improving my floristry skills surrounded by a wonderful variety of flowers has been a real highlight.

Six months later I am still here, its been an absolute pleasure to be part of the Plantplassion team and see the lifecycle of a busy flower farm from Spring to Autumn . I have gained many new skills and definitely improved my knowledge about British flowers, floristry and running a business. As I continue my flower journey, I shall certainly be buying flowers from Plantpassion and hope to remain part of the Plantpassion team!
— Katie Musgrave

Opportunities with Plantpassion

Flower farming is hard work. 

My Team are amazing, and i couldn't do it without them. It takes a special kind of person to work on a flower farm. You have to love the outside, even when it rains, you have to not be afraid of hard physical work, or mud. You have to work quickly, but handle fragile blooms with care, and you have to realise that it is farming, not gardening and that we don't get everything finished, and yet we need to produce a quality product, and serve our customers in a timely fashion with a smile.

If you think that you have these qualities, and you'd like to join us in East Clandon on the flower field, then please read below for our current vacancies

Seasonal Flower Pickers

If you're nimble, dextrous, locally based, can count, and don't mind early starts you might be the right person to help us pick flowers. We pick hundreds of stems each session, so you need to be able to identify and cut fast. Preferably with some floristry or gardening knowledge, you'll not be confounded by latin names, and will learn quickly. With regular shifts between April and September, and occasional assistance needed the rest of the year, please let us know if you fit this description.

Work Experience Students

If you have a college course in Floristry, or horticulture particularly at Merrist Wood College, and need work experience during the 2017/ 2018 season, please get in touch. Our Floristry students help us Pick, Condition, Make displays and maintain the flowers. Our Horticulture students help us Plant, prepare beds, maintain displays, propagate and water and fertilise our plants.

Flower farming internship

For the first time this year, we can offer something more than just occasional Work experience. If you want to have an immersive week on a flower farm, seeing what each season throws at you, then join us as an intern for a week at a time. We will provide you with a programme of activities so that you cover

Seed Sowing, Propagating perennials, Bed Preparation, Planting (bulbs and plants), Weeding, Marketing activities, Season Planning and Sales to both Retail and Wholesale customers. You will also have time and suggested activities to do at local sites and gardens including RHS Wisley, NT Hatchlands and Polesdon Lacey, and a visit to NCGM. We can offer accommodation Mon-Thu, but you will need your own transport

Weeks available

September 25th-29th 2017 - Booked

October 9th - 13th 2017

November 20th - 24th 2017

February 26th - March 2nd 2018

March 19th - 23rd 2018

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