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.

Please see below for current vacancies 

Date Added - Friday 18 January 2019

Job Title - Seasonal Part-time Customer Sales Assistant ( Weekends only )  - with the possibility of further weekday seasonal work.


We are currently looking for a person/s to join our team to run our Sales Area at weekends - this role could be undertaken by one person or could be a job share. 

You will be working directly with our customers, offering advice and dealing with sales. You need to be computer literate - training will be provided. You will need to have good communication skills and be self motivated.

You will be required to water, weed and keep the sales area tidy when not serving customers. This job requires some lifting and will entail a lot of walking.

Our weekend opening hours are

Saturday 10am - 5pm   March - End September

Sunday 10am - 4pm.  March - End September

The successful candidate/s would be expected to be on-site half an hour prior to opening and to finish work approx. 15 mins after closing time.

The person or persons will need to have either a horticultural qualification OR a keen interest and a basic knowledge of herbaceous perennials, we will also require two references. 

This job would suit a horticultural student of any age or a person with previous horticultural experience. 

There may be opportunities for the successful candidate/s to work part-time at the nursery during the summer months / or College, University etc. holidays. 

There may also be opportunities to work at Flower Shows - RHS Chelsea / RHS Hampton Court. 

Hardy’s Nursery is in a rural location, there is a bus service with a stop at the bottom of our lane. 

Please either ask for more information or apply using the email /address below with a brief CV.  



Julie Millar

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants

Priory Lane Nursery,

Freefolk Priors,



RG28 7FA


Tel: 01256 896533



Closing Date 8th February 2019.