You can be the Queen’s gardener at Windsor Castle

WHEN is it considered working in the Royal Family?

Well, fortunately a Queen’s horticulture job has opened up and with a salary of £19,500 a year.

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According to an advertisement on Website of Buckingham Palace The role, located at Windsor Castle, is described as helping ‘shape the future of gardens that thousands will admire’ and will ‘contribute to its unique history’.

The work gives individuals the opportunity to ‘make their mark’ on the 52,609 square foot royal estate – or 13,000 acres – and declares: “Joining the Gardens team, you will help secure the Castle grounds. Windsor and the surrounding areas are maintained to the highest of standards.”

It’s a fixed, work role: “Full-time, 5 days per week. Weekend work will be required occasionally.”


The description of working at the palace gives a sense of ‘proud to be part of a team at the heart of a world-renowned institution’, it is further said that working for the Royal Family is a ‘special thing’. separate’.

The ad reads: “The gardening team at The Royal Family maintain and care for the gardens that are visited by thousands of visitors each year.”

“To help shape the future of gardens, you’ll plant new shrubs, bulbs and seasonal flower displays, ensuring that they continue to provide a spectacular backdrop to a historic building.

‘And in conserving the garden’s rich biodiversity, you’ll contribute to its unique history while learning from expert peers.’

The ideal candidate has: “A passion for gardening, along with relevant experience and a good working knowledge of plants and lawn care.”

It is important to note that you will also need a minimum Horticulture NVQ 2 (or similar) qualification and a full UK driver’s license to apply.

This is because you will have to operate a variety of garden machinery as the Queen’s gardener.

You will maintain The Long Walk, a tree-lined avenue that runs for 2.65 miles – or 4.26 km.

There’s also Home Park on the northern edge of Windsor Great Park, which spans 5,000 acres and is home to some of the oldest broadleaf woodland in Europe.

The role ends on January 5 next year, so it’s best to wear skates if you want: “Research and explore new ideas for developing gardens and grounds.”

James Upsher, former Assistant Secretary to the York family, advises hopefuls to play cool.

Surprisingly, he advises interested candidates not to go on about how the job will ‘fulfill a childhood dream of working for palaces’, and recommends highlighting any connections. Contact the Commonwealth in your address book for the sought-after role.

He said: “Here’s the golden rule. I bet out of my 500 job applications, about 100 will knock themselves off the first line of their application with the words ‘I’ve always dreamed of working. for the royal family.”

Windsor Castle has become the Queen's favorite weekend home


Windsor Castle has become the Queen’s favorite weekend homeCredit: PA
Visit beautiful acres at Windsor Castle


Visit beautiful acres at Windsor CastleCredit: Alamy
The historic castle dates back to the 11th century and the garden has some of the oldest trees in Europe


The historic castle dates back to the 11th century and the garden has some of the oldest trees in EuropeCredit: Alamy

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