Vacancies - Joining our Team

Hardy's is a small, family run nursery specialising in the propagation and growing of Herbaceous Perennials for sale directly to the public. We sell our plants from our Hampshire based nursery and also via plant fairs and flower shows such as RHS Hampton Court, BBC Gardeners World Live etc. 

Most of our employees have been with us for many years either working full-time or as seasonal part-time staff. 

We are happy to provide work experience for horticultural students / those wishing to pursue a career in horticulture, if you would like further information please contact us via email or letter. For further information about Career routes into Horticulture please follow the link.


Seasonal Weekday Customer Sales Assistant

30th April 2021 

Job Title - Seasonal Customer Sales Assistant (Monday - Friday and occasional Saturday or Sunday, May to September 2021)  39 hours per week

Our small friendly Sales Team in our Retail Area is looking to recruit a new member of staff to work Monday to Friday plus the occasional Saturday or Sunday alongside an experienced member of our current team.  We are passionate about plants and customer service and you need to share our passion.  

You will be working directly with our customers, offering horticultural advice and making sales.   Good communication skills are key, as is self-motivation and computer literacy.  We will give you training to use our Point of Sales system to the necessary standard for this role.

You will be required to water, weed and keep the sales area tidy when not serving customers.  Please note that this is a physical job which requires some manual lifting, for example plants and boxes and which will entail a lot of walking.  As you can imagine we work outside for almost the whole of the working day whatever the weather.

The person will need to have either a horticultural qualification OR demonstrate a keen interest and basic knowledge of herbaceous perennials.  We will also require details of two referees that we can contact.

This job would suit a horticultural student of any age or a person with good horticultural experience, plus customer services skills. 

Please note that Hardy’s Nursery is in a rural location.  There is a bus service with a stop at the bottom of our lane.

Please email either to ask for more information or to apply enclosing a brief CV.  

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th May 2021.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.