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on all Seeds
for 3 years



Handing on 

our Heritage

Wild Native
seed, plants 
seed mixtures, 
25 years+

Design By Nature has the perfect Job offer:

Wanted - Hard work'ing Craft' horticulture' lists to grow wildflowers, Based near Carlow, Tipp, Laois, Kilkenny.
28,392 - 32,448 pa. drive license req'
Total in-house Hort' training, in all aspects of our work, see below for more details

equality employer

Position 1) Horticulture and sales

cv - info@wildflowers.ie

IMPORTANT DO NOT ring or use any other communication to apply, other than email Info@wildflowers.ie with your cv and application

ONLINE application. Copy and paste to email for Info@wildflowers.ie mark email re: Work

Your name Your address

Write a brief paragraph about why you wish to work for DBN and with native flora

attach your cv. Include links to any web based or social media sites, that you wish a potential employer to see

p1) includes: seed picking, drying & cleaning, seed storage & testing, customer service, sales, product packing,
genebank-gardening and much more.

Employees are required to be free to travel nationwide and overnight during harvest times.
Winter work is mainly indoor.

more about......................
A life changing horticultural career working on a small team situated on the Laois/Carlow/Kilkenny border.

This employment offer is only available to proven physically fit and hard working applicants who wish to work with Native Flora.

Ideally you should already have a track record however short, in Conservation, Horticulture or Gardening and or all things nature and outdoor as their primary career route in life and be over 18 years old.

You must be willing to work in all weather conditions. Clean driving license essential, 'speed points ignored'.

Applicants must be able to work alone on your own initiative with guidance, or in a small team and/or with clients and be willing to travel nationwide, including overnights.

You must have a good eye for detail and be willing to quickly learn all about working with native flora.
Be able to work hard and keep up with our pace and the seasonal demands of this very physical employment opportunity. Much of the work involves using your hands.

Be able to train on the job, to learn to change work tasks as the seasons progress, from sowing and planting, to maintenance and crop care, to harvest and drying, to cleaning and indoor winter work.

The work includes hand and machinery practices, manual lifting, a range of 'safe passes' and 'on the job' skills training.

P1. Applicants will/may depending on ability be also involved in conservation and heritage activities, social media, using IT, customer support, client projects,

Ideally you should be a fluent English speaker

Part time Positions: as above will also be considered.

end of employment offer..........................


About us: Native Sourced, Irish Provenance Wildflower Seed Mixtures

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Established 1990.

Products for:  Public or trade. Gardeners and professionals

Supplying You with Seed that grows, Biodiversity in every sack of seed 

Mr Sandro Cafolla t/a Design By Nature

and his 'SeedHeads' Team of Irish Wildflower Growers 

Design By Nature - Established 1990

DBN is a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,

(DAFM) : Registered Native Sourced Irish Wildflower Seed Grower, 

Harvester, Supplier, Processor, Mixer and Packer 

DAFM Registered No: IECS44


No other business produces Irish provenance native flora

We grow acres of wild sourced seed, we travel miles

to find sources we can collect from, 

these small lots are then propagated, sown by hand, 

Small living gene banks soon become larger field crops

These are weeded, grown in polycultures, rotated and 

most summers we have a Wildflower Farm Open day

where you can see some of our crops

Many are first harvested by hand, 

some crops we can take with combine harvesters,

Brush Harvesters and our own bespoke methods.

Then the seed-head, chaff and  seed is gathered, 

bundled, transported, to our seed house, where its

checked, dried, sorted, straw is removed, chaff is removed, 

After winnowing and sieving it's then  stored,

to be mixed and packed, all in Ireland, for Irish growers.

We answer customer questions by email / or quote form, 
We make recommendations. 

We accept photos of before you start and years after

We are mainly a mail order business serving the trade and public 

with Seed mixtures. plants and individual species.

We are passionate about wildflowers.

Wildflowers are older than the oldest antiques,

Brighter than the newest novelty



Bee in the sound of a living native wildflower meadow

35,907 Pollinator Projects sown in Ireland since 1990.



Sandro's Famous Wildflower Seeds 

 Handing On Our Heritage

Hand picked quality perennials

  Irish provenance

  Great Irish Horticulture 

Mr. Sandro Cafolla t/a Design By Nature (Ire) 

Monavea, Carlow, Ireland. Eircode R93 T289

(DAFM) :Registered Native Sourced Irish 

Wildflower Seed Grower, Harvester, 

Supplier, Processor, Mixer and Packer 

DAFM Registered No: IECS-44

Vat No : IE 3656298P | Business Reg: 109182

EU Plant Health Pass: EUPP/IRL/DAFF/2684.

Go on.. Choose - Design By Nature 

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