AN online gardening platform is recruiting a team of 10 ‘Christmas Centre Critics’ from different regions around the UK to help find and rank the best garden centres at Christmas. is hiring for the role after a survey of more than 2,000 Brits revealed that visiting a garden centre is a popular Christmas tradition, with two thirds (66%) stating they visit one every year during the festive period.

Successful candidates will be paid £50/hr each to visit and review garden centres in their local area.

The Critic’s feedback will be used to help determine the UK’s ultimate Christmas garden centre. They will be asked to rank the garden centres out of 10 across a number of categories, including the quality of Christmas displays and decorations, festive food and drink and accessibility.

Applicants will need to be available to visit up to 10 garden centres from the 13th December until the 24th of December. The role is open to any member of the public, as long as they are over the age of 18 years old, have a full UK driving license, a passion for gardening and love of Christmas.

Members of the public can also nominate their local centre to be included in the national ranking on the same page.

The successful candidate must be available to attend a different garden centre in their region at least twice a week, making the role perfect for students, retirees, those out of work or currently on leave from a full-time position.

The job offer states that the selected candidates will have their travel expenses covered, however accommodation will not be covered if they decide to stay in certain locations. The critic’s will only be paid to spend two hours at each garden centre.

Applications close on the 6th December.

Kate Fromings from, said: “Garden Centres are growing in popularity, especially after being one of the only retailers allowed to open throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns. With Christmas just around the corner and our research revealing that visiting a garden centre is a much-loved household tradition in the UK, we wanted to put together our very own list of the top garden centres to visit not just this Christmas, but following Christmases too.

“We know this will be an exciting opportunity for many people and can’t wait to review all the applications. If you have a passion for gardening and love all things festive we urge you to apply - Good luck!”

Applications for the can be submitted here: