Volunteer Role: Cut Flower Helpers

What’s in it for you?

  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
  • Working outdoors mainly in a beautiful setting.
  • The chance to add something to your CV
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Enjoying new experiences
  • Great personal satisfaction, since you have the opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience.
  • The chance to learn more about the different cut flowers we grow at Heligan.
  • The notable health benefits of being closer to nature and also the benefits of being active as you walk around the site collecting flowers.

What’s involved?

  • We are looking to find people that don’t mind going out for a stroll through our 200 acre Estate or delve into our cut flower gardens to source flowers for display purposes.
  • Support will be provided from the outdoor teams to ensure it is clear where to pick the flowers. 
  • There will be an expected amount of walking across the site to source and carry the flowers, so a basic level of fitness would be beneficial.
  • We are hoping to find a group of volunteers that can work together as there are many areas that we would like to be decorated with simple flowers.

This role will suit people who…

Enjoy being outside (in all weathers!) and who have an interest in horticulture and would relish the opportunity to be creative

Extra information


Time commitment:

Once a week or more if you can at busier times of the year.


Induction training given 


Agreed out of pocket travel costs between home and Heligan will be reimbursed by arrangement.

About The Lost Gardens of Heligan…

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for over 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Between 1770 and 1914, four generations created an almost self-sufficient community – at work or at leisure – in its thousand acres. Gradual decline set in following the departure of the last resident squire in the 1920s.

By 1900 the old working buildings and glasshouses had become totally derelict and dense undergrowth smothered the whole garden. The Great Storm of that year utterly devastated the site, as though finally to consign The Lost Gardens of Heligan to history.  Then events conspired to unite new pioneers with an unstoppable energy and passion to re-awaken this “Sleeping Beauty”.

Over two decades have now passed since opening to the public. The immaculate and award-winning restoration of Heligan’s productive heart has come of age, surrounded by fabulous veteran shrubs and trees.

How to apply:

Please click here to download our application form, complete and e-mail to [email protected]