Job Title: Seasonal Plant Sales Advisor

Location: Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 4PR

Salary: £8.72 an hour

Job Type:  Part Time / Full Time

Hours: 4 days a week and alternate weekends

Start Date: March 2021 – September 2021

Do you know your shrubs from your perennials? Do you have a passion for plants and a thirst for expanding your Horticultural knowledge? If so, you might be interested in our ethos of being known for producing innovative gardens. Which I’m sure you’ll agree are never complete without the right shrubs, flowers, trees, grasses or vegetables!

We need a passionate horticulturalist to join our Garden Landscape Centre Team on a Seasonal basis and help us provide our customers with the right plants to suit their garden.

You would be the Plant Area Sales Advisor, supporting the Head of Horticulture with a variety of jobs throughout the seasons.

With nearly 50 years of experience and thousands of delighted customers, the company is highly regarded for its professional service and quality workmanship in garden design, construction and maintenance. We want to become a leader in garden landscape plant knowledge and supply.

We are looking for someone with a positive ‘Can Do’ attitude who is willing to get stuck in, listen, take on advice and learn.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Head of Horticulture
  • Answering customer questions & queries on plants
  • Watering
  • Composting
  • Lifting & Shifting Plants and Stock
  • Pressure Washing
  • Stock Control


  • Plant/Horticulture knowledge – Essential
  • Previous experience working in a Garden Centre environment – Desired
  • A positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Able to use initiative
  • Reliable
  • Enjoys working outdoors in all weather
  • Great people skills
  • Passion for gardening
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Smart appearance (Uniform Provided)



B. Rendell April 2021

I would like to say how delighted we are with the work carried out. Mel, Paul and Tony all worked very hard, they totally took on board the specific need relating to safety as well as the general garden issues. Paul and Tony were excellent at consulting and discussing with me what I felt best in terms of the brief and adjusting if and as necessary, constantly pleasant and polite to deal with. Mel had picked up on particular issues from the first consultation and offered valuable advice. The outcome means a great deal less worry for me going forward.
Altogether a very positive experience and outcome which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Stephen March 2021

Dom and Adam's work (garden maintenance) is greatly appreciated. Dom really listened to everything we discussed very carefully and went out of his way to understand and then act upon that discussion. We are extremely pleased with the work done - both to the pond and pyracantha.


We have been coming to Hambrooks for years and it's our favorite garden centre because of its friendly helpful staff and a great selection of plants and trees and the garden design ideas.

“We wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our low maintenance garden makeover. We are very impressed with the attitude of your staff who were prepared to listen to our requirements. Your team John and Rick brushed up and left everything tidy at the end of the day. We now have a garden we can manage and it looks great. THANK YOU HAMBROOKS.”

Mr & Mrs Venables, Southampton. April 2019

“Dear Josh & Mike We just want to say you both did a brilliant job of designing our garden along with the guys who did the work who were amazing. A few weeks on its looks even better now some of the plants are blooming. Thank you!!”

Michelle Sullivan,Fareham. June 2019

“Hambrooks workmanship was so good on the patio, that it took the majority of their time to remove the old stake!!!! Lol it’s what I have come to expect from Hambrooks – always perfection & great workmanship!!!

Mr & Mrs Gazzard, Winchester July 2019

“To James, John & Rikki. Thank you so much, we are delighted with our new garden. We really appreciate the attention to detail, the high quality workmanship and the standard of the finished project. We are amazed at how John & Rikki resolved the difficulties of the site and by the quality of their craftmanship. It was a pleasure to work with them and thank you for making our ideas into something we will enjoy for years to come.”

Mr & Mrs Rogers, Southampton. July 2019

“Dear Tess, Ian & Gareth, thank you for working so hard to produce our beautiful new front garden. You engaged with us throughout the process from initial concept to its completion, which more than surpassed our expectations. Your work ethic, professionalism and dedication were exemplary. Once again thank you!”

Mr & Mrs Springett, Gosport. September 2019

"Dear Kevin, The garden looks amazing and we can’t thank you and the team enough for the transformation. It’s much easier now for Colin to get around so we’re looking forward to some nice weather to fully enjoy our new garden. In the meantime we are enjoying looking at it from indoors!"

Mr J Bastian, Fair Oak. October 2019

"I'm writing to say how impressed I am with the 2 gents you sent to me last week to carry-out the autumn maintenance. They achieved so much in 1 day, clearly understand their plants and were a pleasure to have around the home and family. I do hope they are able to return to my garden especially when we get into the regular maintenance next year. Please pass on my thanks to the team."