In collaboration with Munich Botanic Garden, in 2017 Merlin Trust is offering the first annual funded work placement in Munich’s Alpine horticulture team. It will be for 2 to 3 weeks between June and August 2017 (to be agreed with the successful applicant).
The successful applicant will work alongside alpine specialists both in the Botanic Garden in Munich and in its satellite high altitude garden in the Bavarian Alps, Schachengarten. The placement is designed to offer experience in this specialist field of horticulture as well as being a great opportunity to see alpine flora in its natural setting.
The renowned alpine collection – more than 3,000 species from every continent – is displayed in Munich’s Alpine House, in its 100-year-old Rock Garden and in the 115-year-old Schachengarten at 1,800m above sea level. Accommodation will be arranged by the Botanic Garden and there is no requirement to speak German as there are English-speakers in the team.