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For over 60 years we have been growing roses on our family farm in Shropshire, lovingly nurturing them by hand until they are ready to be passed onto our customers, to be enjoyed in their own gardens.

As a family-owned and run business, we are hugely fortunate to work closely with the talented people who make up our extended family. From growing and fulfilment to product and customer services, we are always growing and are always looking for people to join us on our journey.

Our people are the cornerstone of David Austin Roses and without them, there would be no plants. If you feel like you have the right talent to be part of our award winning team, then we would love to talk to you about how we can help you build your career.

Current Opportunities

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General Horticulture Worker – Production Operative


Why David Austin Roses?

David Austin Roses Limited is a world-leading breeder of fine English Roses. A family business based in the Shropshire countryside, the company has over 200 varieties of roses to its name.  

In 1961, David Austin Snr (1926-2018) introduced his first English Rose, ‘Constance Spry’. Now, nearly 60 years on, his collection of English Roses are celebrated throughout the world, winning a plethora of awards for their exceptional beauty, delicious fragrances and outstanding garden performance.
If you feel like you have the right talent to be part of the David Austin Roses family then we would love to talk to you about how we can help you build your career.

Primary purpose:

The role of General Horticultural Worker within Production is focussed on growing, picking and despatching roses to our customers.

Your day to day:

  • As a General Horticultural Worker you will be working in the packhouses, fields and outside on the container beds in all weathers (PPE provided.)
  • Working in the field – general horticultural work including planting, weeding, wood cutting and nipping out.
  • Being part of a team on the production line preparing, packing and despatching our potted and bare root roses.
  • You will also pot, prune, grade and pick roses.
  • General rose plant husbandry and any other rose related jobs including nursery hygiene (sweeping, cleaning, pot throwing).

What you bring to the team:

  • You’ll be a great team player who enjoys working collaboratively, as well as being happy to work independently within the field as needed.
  • Previous experience of working within a manual/production environment, with the ability to work to targets and deadlines.
  • You’ll have an eye for detail and quality, and be able to work alongside your colleagues at the team pace to ensure targets are met.
  • Experience of working within the horticultural industry with a real interest in plants.
  • Bags of enthusiasm – a willingness to learn new skills and happy to work in all weathers indoor and outdoor.
  • Flexible and adaptable – you will switch between a variety of roles within the production team.
  • Great communication skills
  • Driven and hard working

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At David Austin Roses we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about one of our roles but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or another role.

If you’d like to apply for any of the above roles, or if you’d like to introduce yourself, please send your CV to

BLOOM is our commitment to the future.

It’s an ambitious socially responsible plan, focussing on bringing everything we do for our people, our planet, the wider community, and gardeners of the future under one umbrella. We know that as growers of natural products, we have a duty to care for the environment. We continually work on ever-growing our responsible decision making, using our business as a force for good.