Queen Elizabeth has advertised for a gardener to ‘improve conversation practices’.

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The job description on the website for London’s Buckingham Palace contains the amusing typing error where is should have read ‘to improve conservation practices’, resulting in some very confused potential applicants.

One applicant joked: ‘Do they want us to talk to the plants like Prince Charles does?’

The queen is looking for someone to tend the lawns and flowerbeds of her royal London residences, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and St. James’ Palace.

The advertisement states the successful applicant must be ‘a dedicated and hard-working gardener’ to join the royal gardens section.

The department is ‘responsible for the maintenance and on-going development of the gardens and grounds at all royal residences, ensuring areas are maintained to a high standard whilst always looking to improve environmental and conversation practices.’

According to the job specification, the section ‘also works closely with other household departments regarding the use of the gardens and grounds for a range of events throughout the year, including the garden parties and the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace to the public.’

The new gardener will earn £14,200 a year but less if they choose to accept the offer of provided accommodation. The palace also offers ‘a unique working environment and a generous pension scheme and benefits.’