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
September 25th-29th 2017 - Booked
October 9th - 13th 2017
November 20th - 24th 2017
February 26th - March 2nd 2018
March 19th - 23rd 2018