Garden Designer Job - Harrogate, North Yorkshire

We are looking for a creative garden designer to join our team at Grant Horticulture.

Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, where we work with a variety of clients, some of which are based in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

We have a reputation for delivering excellent service at every stage for our clients. We’re looking for a garden designer who has a keen eye for detail. We need someone who has a passion for new and innovative garden design and who can identify the key touchpoints when it comes to responding to our clients’ briefs. 

Key objectives of role:

  • Respond intelligently, creatively, and sympathetically to client briefs
  • Create beautiful designs that challenge expectation and inspire desire
  • To work quickly and efficiently, using knowledge of the design and build process, to help deliver projects in a timely manner

What would you be doing?

  • Brief interpretation and design concepts
  • Create accurate design drawings which demonstrate your exceptional plant knowledge and technical construction understanding
  • Creating planting plans with specific plant information
  • Planting in accordance with a planting plan

Key responsibilities

  • Comfortable and confident in making garden design decisions
  • Capable of considering the time and cost implications of those decisions
  • Using and developing your planting knowledge so that we can offer clients unique solutions for the gardens
  • Conducting accurate site surveys
  • Liaising with clients, contractors, and suppliers by phone and in person

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified garden designer with proven experience using Sketchup, Photoshop or similar CAD software.
  • Minimum two years experience
  • and varied portfolio
  • Proactive and collaborative working style
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A well balanced individual who can bring positivity, creativity and professionalism to our growing team


What is it like working for Grant Horticulture?

  • You will be encouraged to work autonomously to deadlines and with commercial acumen
  • You will be part of a team who not only design gardens but also manage and maintain them once in place
  • We are BALI members
  • We have a sister company the Northern School of Gardening and we are an online retailer of gardening products

What we can offer:

  • Friendly and personable colleagues
  • Enviable working environment
  • Access to tools and vehicles
  • Encouraged to work independently and creatively
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including the opportunity to utilise the companies overseas holiday property
  • Access to ongoing training and continued professional development

Starting salary: Competitive based on experience

Hours: Full or Part-time subject to agreement

Location: Killinghall, Harrogate (scope for some home working subject to agreement)

How to Apply

Please email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter and portfolio of work examples to Dean Bolton-Grant –