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Approximately 8 miles from Truro, Cornwall
Circa £27,000pa depending on experience
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Grower Jobs
Horticultural Specialist, Growing

Circa £27,000pa depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time, 40 hrs pw, Mon-Fri, 7.45am-4.15pm
Approximately 8 miles from Truro, Cornwall

About Us

The Tregothnan Estate is a private family home with a world-renowned botanical garden and woodland. The Estate has a team of maintenance, gardening, forestry and joinery employees that maintain the core estate and manage the beautiful surroundings which are on the edge of the River Fal. The Estate is also a landlord with a substantial portfolio of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties.

Through its day to day running, the Estate produces tea (the only UK grown blend), honey and jam, which are sold by our trading team; delivers Experiences including Garden and Tea Tasting Tours; and rents holiday accommodation. The Estate is diverse in its activities and the job roles it provides. The teams have a great community spirit, the surroundings are inspiring, and the work is always interesting. Working at Tregothnan is being part of Cornwall’s heritage and its modern future.

The Benefits

- 21 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays.
- Pension scheme.
- Health care cash back plan.
- Discount scheme with high street and online retailers.
- Salary sacrifice home, tech and cycle to work schemes.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Horticulturist, who will be responsible for all aspects of plant care and providing all year gardening. Working alongside a small team of gardeners, you will deputise for the Head Gardener in their absence. Duties include:

- Propagation, planting (including house flowers and plants/flowers for entering competitions), plant labelling and plant care.
- Plant ordering.
- Pond planting and maintenance.
- Entering plants/flowers into competitions and attending these events.
- Logging plants onto a database, geo-mapping of the collection, and setting up a garden library of all plant records.
- Soft landscaping and designing.
- Lawncare and mowing.
- Strimming.
- Hedge trimming, pruning and chainsaw work.
- Soil cultivation and weeding.
- Pest, disease and weed control, including spraying.
- Path and drive maintenance and construction.
- Landscape construction.
- Mentoring students and apprentices, in conjunction with the Head Gardener.

About You

You will need:

- RHS Level 3, National Diploma in Horticulture or equivalent.
- Sound horticulture knowledge, with a natural ability to nurture plants through their growth phase.
- Previous gardening experience within a team-based role.
- Experience of using pedestrian lawnmowers e.g. cylinder and rotary, strimming and brush cutting.
- Organised, conscientious and attention to detail.
- Hardworking
- Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
- Good communication skills, professional and positive attitude, polite and good levels of personal presentation.
- To be passionate and competitive in terms of showing plants/flowers.
- Full UK driving licence and own transport, as we are in a rural location with no access to public transport.

Closing date: Monday 20 May 2024

Other organisations may call this role Gardener, Groundskeeper, Grounds Person, Horticultural Technician, Horticulture Operative, or Skilled Gardener.

So, if you'd like to join us as a Horticulturist, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

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