Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Pitmedden

Surrounded by a woodland setting, Pitmedden Garden is placed in the rolling farmland of Aberdeenshire. Set within 7 acres of a walled garden, it has a unique design with almost 7 miles of clipped hedging. The parterres at the heart of the garden are a masterpiece of intricate patterns that house annual bedding plants to provide striking summer colours. Ornamental pleached trees, centuries-old trained apple trees lining the walls, obelisk yews running along the central axis, and herbaceous borders all add to the long seasonal charm of this important historic setting.

The new contemporary planting in the Deconstructed Parterre in the Upper Terrace has been reimagined to reflect the need for higher biodiversity and resilience in the landscape. Offering a rich and dynamic planting design, it creates an immersive experience highly enhancing the visitor’s journey through the garden.

Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Pitmedden Garden every year to appreciate and enjoy this fine example of a Scottish Renaissance landscape.

Application Deadline: Sunday 29/10/2023