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The Lost Gardens of Heligan are open daily with pre-booking essential for all visitors including Members and Local Pass Holders

Skilled Gardener


Gardener – Ornamental Team

Reporting to

Head of Gardens and Estate

Head Gardener

Ornamental Gardens Supervisor

Role Overview

We pride ourselves on our high standards. As a Gardener here you will carry out numerous gardening duties, requiring a minimum amount of supervision including –

  • The maintenance of herbaceous and mixed borders, trees and shrubs
  • Lawn maintenance and cultivation
  • The use of cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers.
  • Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting.
  • The use and maintenance of hand tools and basic light machinery.
  • Engage and enthuse our visitors, answer their questions and inspire them.

Skills/ Experience

Candidates need to:

  • Demonstrate strong practical knowledge and experience in gardening and horticulture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a wide variety of plants.
  • Be physically fit for digging, lifting, carrying etc.

Qualities you will need to display

The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about gardening
  • Be willing to work outside in all weathers
  • Be able to produce and maintain a consistently high quality finish in the garden.
  • Be hard working and adaptable to change
  • Have good communication skills and be happy to talk to our visitors
  • Be able to work independently but also have a strong understanding of the importance of teamwork
  • Be willing to help out in other departments when needed

In return you will be rewarded with

  • Staff benefit scheme including free family entry to Eden and Heligan during employment and discounts on local attractions and retail.
  • Free parking
  • Discounts on retail within the Gardens and any associated companies
  • Discounted staff meals within our tea rooms.



How to apply

Please send your CV along with a personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4) explaining why you would be great in this role, to [email protected]

Closing date Mon 12th July