Horticultural Estimator: Full-time position Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for plants and horticulture? Would you like to become part of a friendly, family-run business that supplies quality plants to garden designers and landscapers? Who are we? Established in 1981 we are a wholesale nursery growing perennials, grasses, potted bulbs, herbs, alpines & shrubs in the beautiful surrounds of the Kent countryside near Hever Castle. We have an annual production of 500,000 plants including the latest and most desirable varieties. We also grow for award winning gardens at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Even in these challenging times we are looking to expand & grow our business. The role This is an exciting role, liaising with garden designers for their plant needs. We piece together the jigsaw for our customers using our own comprehensive stock & from other specialist growers. Compiling quotes for garden designers/landscapers through our computerised nursery management system (Passfield). Communicating with other growers both in the UK and abroad for out-sourced plants. Welcoming and assisting customers both on site and on the telephone. Full-time, permanent role. 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday. Who’s right for the job? Working within a small friendly team, the successful candidate will ideally need to demonstrate the following: Possess a great attitude and pleasant customer manner Good IT skills. Experience with computerised nursery management software definitely an advantage A broad plant knowledge is an advantage. Salary negotiable.
Thank you all so much for your support during this difficult time – it’s really appreciated! We have been overwhelmed by the response received to our public delivery service. We are running with a very scaled down team and are working tirelessly to keep up with demand. In order for us to be able to fulfil our existing orders we will be temporarily suspending new orders, but please fear not, we will resume our service after the Easter weekend on Wednesday 15th. Thank you so much for bearing with us – we will be back soon! The HG Team
With the onset of Coronavirus our first two public open weekends have had to be cancelled – booooooo!! On a positive note, we’re hoping you all still want a slice of How Green right? As of 30th March, we will be offering a ‘contact-less’ delivery service straight to your door. Those of you on our public mailing list will receive an irresistible updated weekly list. (If you aren’t, simply register with us through the website by signing up to our Pubic Events Newsletter.) Email us your order, pay by BACS and we’ll deliver to your dedicated drop off point – simples! We have a huge range of plants including perennials, grasses, alpines, shrubs, trees, tropical, patio plants and herbs. ****We also have some fantastic special offers!!****If your plant knowledge is limited, we’ll also be offering ‘plant collections’ – cottage country garden, contemporary, shade, dry, edible herbs – we’ll cover all bases and hand pick the best varieties for your specific aspect. Gardening could be the tonic we all need in these difficult times! Plenty of fresh air and great for the body and soul! Stay safe and well everyone. From all at How Green
Following on from our sell-out showing of Piet Oudolf’s film ‘Five Seasons’ before Christmas, we are delighted to announce our next lecture. We are hosting a talk by Steve Edney, Head Gardener of The Salutation in Sandwich at Hever Golf Club on Thursday 12th March, 8pm start. Tickets are now on sale for £6.50 (strictly in advance only). Tickets are selling fast and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page – please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-steve-edney-head-gardener-of-the-salutation-sandwich-tickets-95634008895 There is food (not included in ticket price) & a bar from 7pm. Please contact us for the food menu. The Salutation Gardens are widely recognised as amongst the finest in the country and in 2019 they were awarded RHS Partner Garden status, making them part of an elite and exclusive club. A plant lover’s paradise, designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the 3.7 acres are divided into a series of symmetrical “rooms”. The planting style is a dynamic infusion of old and new. After 70 or so years of good order, the gardens fell into disrepair through a series of owners. In 2005, with new owners and a new Head Gardener at the helm, a huge restoration project was undertaken for both the house and the gardens. With armfuls of research and spade in hand, Steve Edney set about creating the garden we see today, built upon the bones of the original, but with the planting itself allowed to develop creatively and spontaneously.
Come along to our first ever festive open week! Our Christmas Pop-Up Plant Shop will be open to the public and trade from Monday 16th – Friday 20th December. Doors open from 9am-5pm each day. Searching for that last minute gift? We’ll have a selection of Christmas bulb baskets filled with winter and spring favourites, as well as hyacinths, daffodils and snowdrops, hellebores, potted bulbs, seasonal shrubs, How Green Nursery gift vouchers, festive decorations for wreaths and garlands, Christmas refreshments and plenty of Christmas cheer!
****** SOLD OUT ****** For our first How Green Winter Lecture of the season, we are delighted to announce we will be screening the highly acclaimed film by Thomas Piper – Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf on 27th November 2019 at Hever Golf Club. Tickets on sale for £8.50. Spaces are limited. An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the world famous, revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, up-ends our conventional notions of nature, public space and ultimately, beauty itself. Examples of his work include The High Line in New York and Hauser & Wirth in Somerset. The Times – With his floppy silver hair and gentle zeal, Oudolf is like a botanical David Attenborough. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian – This intriguing doc details the maverick landscape gardener’s visions in all their florid glory.
Public Open Weekends 2020: Watch this space. September dates to be confirmed.
Due to overwhelming demand, as of 27 May we are temporarily suspending our contactless plant delivery service so that we can catch up with existing orders.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who have supported us with plant orders over the past few weeks.
For those of you still wishing to place an order, please bear with us. We’ll let you know as soon as this service is up and running again via our Public Events Newsletter mailing list (see below for sign-up).
Contactless Plant Delivery Service Info
Email us your order, pay by BACS and we’ll deliver to your dedicated drop off point, observing strict 2m social distancing and hygiene measures.
A small charge for delivery will be quoted on receipt of order. We can also delivery further afield using a nationwide pallet delivery service.
Delivery is free for orders over £150.00 in a 10 mile radius from the nursery!
A little time spent gardening could be the tonic we all need in these difficult times. Plenty of fresh air and great for the body and soul.
Sending you our best wishes from all at the nursery.
Public Open Weekends
We are a wholesale nursery, growing and supplying plants to the horticultural professions. However, we also hold a series of open weekends, just three times a year, where we are open to the general public. These events are usually in April, June and September.
On these open days all are welcome to view and purchase plants and enjoy tea and cake in the garden.
In addition, we also host regular talks and group visits. Please check our Public News page or subscribe to our Public Events Newsletter.