Tropical Nursery Supervisor – Richmond, Greater London

Tropical Nursery Supervisor

Kew Gardens

Richmond, Greater London


Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of the cultivation of tropical and tender plant within a glasshouse environment. Have a good knowledge of glasshouse pests and disease, propagation and glasshouse environments. A passion for plants and a dedication for achieving high standards. A good understanding of health and safety requirements within the work environment.

You will need to have a horticultural qualification equivalent to NVQ level 3 or equivalent horticultural experience.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a team player with good communication skills, encourage team dynamics and be able to work with a degree of autonomy.



The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

The salary will be £28,249 per annum.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.


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