Work at Tregothnan, Employment Opportunities

We are recruiting, apply today:



The meticulous mowing operative plays a vital and perhaps the most high profile role in the garden to present an immaculate finish. Year round mowing to a high standard all grass areas. Based mainly on a Kubota ride-on mower. The overriding requirement is to avoid damage to trees, shrubs and all plantings and features of the garden. Attention to detail and scrupulous tidiness are key to success in this role.

Reporting to the Head Gardener, your duties would include:
1. Mowing all grass areas with ride-on mower
2. Mowing formal lawn areas with appropriate mowers as required
3. All garden tasks to continuously improve the botanical collection
4. Roads and drives cleaning weed control
5. Guest and customer services, hosting and guiding if required, garden openings.
6. maintenance and cleaning of tools and equipment and machinery
7. any other duty as required.
Essential Experience:
Mowing, working to deadlines, flexibility and the ability to respond to sudden changes to the work plan or customers requests.
Desirable experience:
PA6, mechanical maintenance, Brush cutter and chainsaw experience.
Email Julie here.



There is an exciting opportunity for the right person to volunteer in the immense garden at Tregothnan. If you are looking to extend your knowledge and enhance your CV then get in touch today. A wonderful cottage may be available to rent within walking distance but own transport will be required for shopping and socialising. Please identify any skills or experience you wish to bring to Tregothnan or areas you may wish to gain experience in and likely duration of stay. Local residents also sometimes join our occasional volunteers. Email Julie here.


Business Opportunities

Charcoal contractors – UK based, franchised/licensed operations

We are looking for charcoal producers based across the UK to supply us with or contract manufacture English charcoal under licence from the Tregothnan Estate. Purchase orders for 150 tonne per annum can be offered to enable initial business start-up. Expertise and advice can be provided to licensees to help ensure quality and consistency of charcoal burn. Expertise and advice can be provided to install charcoal kilns and retorts. Pre-requisite and requirement to use FSC certified timber in line with Tregothnan Estate. Purchase orders can be used to help secure finance. Please click here to email us.

Tea and herbal tisane growers – internal, estate tenants only

The Tregothnan Estate is looking for tenants to grow a range of herbs under contract and licence. This is an opportunity to grow tea on Tregothnan land for the Tregothnan brand of teas. Tea is rapidly expanding and increasingly specialist teas are being cultivated on Tregothnan lands, mainly in Cornwall and Kent in the UK. If you could manage a crop of one of our tisanes on Tregothnan land then please get in touch. Small or large areas of crop will be considered and support with processing and drying will be provided. Applicants with specific crop knowledge are particularly welcome. Contract growing of crops such as chocolate mint & pineapple mint may be considered.Please click here to email us.

Flower growers – Cornwall based
Tregothnan is looking for local farmers, tenants or otherwise, to grow a range of flowers for our fabulously British bouquets. Contracts and licences by agreement. Please click here to email us.