Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager required

Ref ADV292

Trevena Cross is a nursery and garden centre based in West Cornwall. Our family business has been running for over 40 years. Our staff have a genuine passion for our plants and products. We have extensive undercover space dedicated to a huge variety of home-grown stunning plants. Plus, a three acre garden centre and vast 35 acre nursery on site.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Nursery Manager to join our team. This is a very exciting role with a variety of responsibilities. You will have overall responsibility in ensuring that the nursery stock is grown to the highest quality. You will be liaising with members of the team to ensure everyone is working efficiently in all areas, including stock management and wastage. You will be a key link between the nursery team and the Garden Centre teams.


This role is perfect for a strong leader with experience in commercial horticulture. You will have worked within a commercial growing environment before and have strong plant knowledge. You will be responsible for overseeing many areas within the business and be confident leading and motiving the team. It will be a very hands-on, outdoors role, so you must be prepared to get stuck in when needed and support the business where required.

The Role:
  • To support the owner in fulfilling the nursery growing and production plans.
  • Supervising the growing team duties to include weeding, irrigation, feeding, pruning, disease and pest control also ensure all records are maintained and updated.
  • Whilst keeping quality in mind, this is a commercial business where you need to work efficiently.
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Key Skills

This is a hands-on role and you will be working with your team to drive forward the performance of production.

  • Skilled and experienced in plant care and maintenance tasks.
  • Ideally you will have at least 2 years’ experience working in a commercial growing nursery.
  • Due to the size of plants grown, you will need to be physically fit.
  • You must be prepared to work outside in a range of weather conditions.
  • PA1 & PA6 certificates desirable.
  • Clean full UK Driving Licence.
  • Forklift Ticket.
  • Horticultural qualifications desirable.
  • Enthusiasm to increase knowledge base of Botanic plant names (Latin).
  • Hands on approach and the ability to work in all weather conditions is essential.
  • The ability to motivate people, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Strong organisational skills and planning on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • You should possess the ability to work on your own initiative. In addition, contribute good ideas and be solution driven.
  • Good team player.
  • Courtesy and professionalism are expected at all times both with colleagues and the discerning customer/client base.


  • The salary is attractive and negotiable dependent upon skills and experience.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to extend your existing plant knowledge whilst delivering the best service.
  • Working within a friendly team environment.
  • Job satisfaction from working with seasonal variety and able to see production through from propagation, growing and finally product sale.
  • Staff discount.

If you have not heard anything from us 14 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Landscape Gardener required in Cornwall - Muddy Wellies Gardens - ADV210

Muddy Wellies Gardens is a vibrant, growing company based in Cornwall. We are now seeking an Experienced Landscape gardener to join the team. This role requires a passionate landscaper with a professional approach to work and excellent communication skills. The is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a number of exciting projects including high end domestic and commercial projects and  to make your mark in our ambitious company. There is the opportunity for professional development and career progression for the right candidate.

Skills and Experience

Excellent practical skills in all areas of hard landscaping including:

  • Setting out and site maths
  • Site preparation
  • Following plans
  • Block work
  • Brick work
  • Walling
  • Carpentry/ wood work
  • Patio laying
  • Turf laying
  • Experienced with larger machinery such as diggers
  • Preferably some knowledge of horticulture, planting and irrigation

Ideally able and happy  to carry out Garden maintenance and soft landscaping duties where required.

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Excellent communication and customer service skills

Highly motivated and able to motivate others

Clear , logical approach to landscaping projects

Assisting in the planning, organisation and time management of projects

Able to finish projects to a high standard

Previous experience supervising a team is highly preferable

Tool care maintenance skills

Pro-active and professional approach to duties

Be physically fit and be comfortable working outside in all conditions

A full, clean UK driving licence is essential.

Usual hours are Monday- Friday 8- 5. These can vary according to weather and the job itself.

Applicants who are short listed for the job will be asked to attend a trial day as part of the interview process.

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