Queen calls for volunteers to work in her Sandringham Gardens

The 20 volunteers will be working alongside staff gardeners on ‘vital’ tasks in the grounds.

The call for volunteers was sent out in an email to people with annual membership of the country estate and private residence in Norfolk.

The offer would be extended to 20 of these members to visit and work on the 20,000-acre estate which is home to some of the most spectacular gardens and woodlands.

Chosen volunteers would receive tuition on the morning of June 25, the starting date. They would then be divided into teams and given tasks to perform.

Volunteers should be able to commit to working 9am to 3:30pm.

According to the email, volunteers will have hands-on learning experience from some of the country’s best gardeners.

You’ll learn a little bit about weed identification, followed by methods to use for the management of plants growing in the wrong place. The day is designed to be interactive with a chance for you to help and be involved in vital work that’s needed to care for the spectacular landscape at Sandringham.

The volunteers would have to take along with them their own gloves, sun cream, insect repellent as well as a water bottle.

Vacancy for Full-time gardener

If you love gardening and are good at it but would want more than just a day in the royal gardens, you might want to consider applying for the position at the Sandringham gardens.

According to the advertisement for a full-time gardener, the successful applicant would be working on several ‘exciting projects’ on the estate.

The successful candidate will have a minimum two years’ relevant experience and possess broad plant knowledge. Experience in operating and maintaining horticultural machinery is desirable… This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to develop their horticultural career in a prestigious, historic garden.
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