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Wednesday
Feb092011

The Gardens at the Royal Palace Have Gone Green.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/8306921/Green-gardener-needed-for-Buckingham-Palace.htmlLondon based The Telegraph reported recently that Buckingham Palace is advertising to fill the position of eco-gardener. The job description refers to keeping the grounds of the palace tidy and environmentally friendly, including recycling and composting the soiled straw from the horses’ barns. The position title is green gardener and the annual salary is 15,000 British pounds.

Take a look at the picture of the grounds, situated in the city of London, in the UK. Aren't they awesome? There are 42 acres of land, shrubs, rose beds, and herbaceous plants to maintain with sustainable, organic garden practices. Prince Charles is responsible for the royal family going green.

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Reader Comments (3)

Were you thinking of applying Allan - am sure I read they are paying £15,000 pa. Used to work in a building overlooking these grounds and especially liked the flamingos. Charles is green all right and some think he inherited something from his ancestor George III - known to the nation as Farmer George!

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ PatioPatch

Laura,
I'm too old for that job. Besides it would mean relocating to the UK. That's too far from the grand kids.
It's interesting to note that Charles was growing organic before most of the world understood what it meant.

February 9, 2011 | Registered CommenterAllan

Nice Article I like it.. :)

visit my blog too http://gardens-zee.blogspot.com/ thanks before :)

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfadhlyzee

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