Assistant Gardener at Kew Gardens in Greater London
A productive and fun place to work
I would do general gardening duties such as weeding ,planting ,leaf clearing pruning and mulching also using various machinery. I learnt a great deal from my manager and more experienced gardeners.The work place culture was casual and full as well as professional.Planting tree at Kew was one of the enjoyable parts of the job and returning after I left to see it maturing.
Customer facing department in Kew Gardens
Be part of the bigger picture
I have worked here for about a year and a half, and everyone at Kew is so different in relation to backgrounds, culture, knowledge and experience that it makes every single person there interesting. Everyone is so friendly, we are surrounded by the most beautiful plants in the world, all in once place and you work alongside the heroes who rescue them and you can be part of that by spreading the word in terms of the research and conservation that is done here. Absolutely phenomenal. If you are ready to absorb it, it just doesn't feel like any other job.
Interim Facilties manager in Richmond upon Thames
Lovely place to work, with lovely people.
Lovely place to work, with lovely people. It was very busy, but my colleagues were wonderful, really helpful.Top management are all very approachable. It is a very postive working environment.
Curation Internship in London
I am currently completing a science-based Curation Internship at Kew Gardens, where I am working for the Identification & Naming departments - Africa Team Monday to Thursday and on Friday I am involved with Mycology work.
Now I am databasing fungal vouchers at the Fungarium using Herbtrack (with rotting fungi) and I am carrying out various curation projects at the Herbarium (focusing also on Mozambique TIPAs). I feel that although my degree is already completed my current mycology, chemistry and botany studying skills are also relevant to your needs.
My key relevant skills gained through the current Internship include - botany, mycology & herbarium curation, research, databasing using Herbtrak, HerbCat, Brahms & CRIS, data collection, data analysis, mycology lab work and scientific report writing.
My main day to day duties are:
- Collecting specimen in the field
- Using microscopes properly
- Preparing wet-mount slides
- Keep equipment in a clean and serviceable condition
- Recording and interpreting results to present to senior colleagues
- Conducting searches on identified topics relevant to the research
- Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks
- Auditing family indexes in the Herbarium
- Curation of specimens collected in Mozambique - bar-coding, labeling, databasing (BRAHMS)
- Databasing fungal vouchers at the Fungarium - (Herbtrack)
- Photographing specimen, cataloging, use of Digifolia
- Preparation for mounting plants
Garden Maintenance in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
fun place to work
it was good and i was taught well, I worked very well and enjoyed it, it kept me fit and helped me to burn fat and gain muscle, i enjoyed the tasks and met some very nice people