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Wisley's Alpine Diary Discussion: I'm retiring - so a key job leading the Alpine Team is vacant. Interested?

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Contribution from Paul Cumbleton 27 June 2013, 09:50top / bottom of page

After 11 years as the Team Leader of the Alpine section at Wisley, I have decided to take early retirement and will be leaving the RHS at the end of September. The hunt is now on for my replacement! – so if you think you may be interested, you can find details of the job and how to apply on the RHS website at:

http://www.rhs.org.uk/About-Us/Jobs/Vacancies/Horticultural-Team-Leader

That page gives a general overview of the role of a Team Leader - be sure to download the job description (at the bottom of the page) to see the specific details of the vacancy in the Alpine section, as well as the other two documents listed if you wish to apply.

The emphasis for the Alpine section over the next few years will be on re-developing the planting of the Wisley Rock Garden. A plan is being developed which sees all the beds being re-planted to reflect various themes which can be used to inform and inspire visitors. This would be a great project for the right person to get involved with and lead the team that will be undertaking it.

Paul Cumbleton

Contribution from Paul Cumbleton 18 September 2013, 21:05top / bottom of page

I am sure you will all be interested to know that my successor, who will lead the Alpine Team at Wisley as from October 1st, is Cara Smith. Cara already works at Wisley in the Glass Team where she has been particularly responsible for the Arid Zone in the large Glasshouse. I hope you will all join me in congratulating her on her promotion and wishing her every success.

Contribution from Tim Ingram 18 September 2013, 22:10top / bottom of page

Paul, you will be a hard act to follow, and all alpine gardeners will wish Cara the very best. The Wisley diary and pictures and plants in the alpine house must have inspired and amazed many of us; quite a job to combine this with running and renovating the rock garden too - the RHS is very lucky to have such fine growers to share their expertise with us.



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