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Job Opportunities


Horticultural Trainees

We are currently advertising for a Horticultural Trainee post.  If you are interested in applying please click here for more information about the post and how to apply.  If you are interested in our training programme, then please visit Horticultural trainee programme for further information.


Erasmus Students

We encourage applications from Erasmus students, who are interested in work experience at the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.  Placements can take place within the collections or education teams, and can include conservation and research work.  Please see our latest case study here.  If you are interested in applying, please contact


Help with the Friends' sponsorship and corporate member programme

We are looking for someone to help raise sponsorship for the Friends and to develop a corporate membership programme as an important new income stream. This person will have professional experience of running such programmes and would be paid for their time. For an informal discussion please contact: Anna Nasmyth,



There are many other ways to get involved and support the Botanic Garden from volunteering to sponsoring events.

Work Experience

Due to the large number of requests we get we can currently only offer placements to students at horticultural college where a work placement is a requirement of the course. Safety boots and waterproofs must be provided by the student. Please contact the Department Administrator at for more information.


Supporters and Sponsors

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum wishes to thank the following individuals and trust funds for their recent support:

  • The Friends of the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
  • The Woodland Grants Scheme
  • Oxford Preservation Trust
  • The John Spedan Lewis Foundation
  • The Ernest Cook Trust
  • The Worshipful Company of Gardeners
  • The Pye Charitable Settlement
  • The Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment
  • CHK Charities Limited
  • The Tolkien Trust
  • The Mercers’ Company
  • The Alan Evans Memorial Trust
  • The Helen Roll Charity
  • The Hartnett Charitable Trust
  • Michael Heseltine Charitable Trust
  • The Ammco Trust
  • The J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
  • The David Webster Charitable Trust
  • Lord Barnby’s Foundation
  • PF Charitable Trust
  • The Scotshill Trust
  • The Finnis Scott Foundation
  • The Monument Trust
  • The Helen Roll Charity
  • Mr Thomas Gibson
  • The Horne Foundation
  • The Van Houten Fund
  • The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
  • The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • The Barbara Everard Trust for Orchid Conservation