Wildlife Gardener

  • Tredragon Rd, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Scarlet is set into the clifftop above Mawgan Porth beach in North Cornwall and is 1 of 2 hotels in the group, Red Hotels. Owned by the same family, they are committed to sustainably offering guests luxurious experiences that don’t cost the earth.

The Scarlet was opened in 2009, a groundbreaking design built to the highest eco standards. Both the interior and exterior design of the Scarlet embraces the building’s stunning cliff top location and reflects its natural environment through the sensuous use of materials and design.

Job Description

We love and cherish our gardens here at the Bedruthan and Scarlet and looking for someone with the same passion to join the grounds team. You will cherish the outdoors, be passionate about horticulture and be inspired by the best gardens in the UK and globally. 

Being located on the North Coast, you will need to embrace and enjoy the location; understand what is needed to grow successfully in this coastal environment.  Learning, reading, watching and experimenting will be at the front of seasonal planting. You will embrace the freedom that your work gives you, being able to work on your own initiative and propose to the directors your plan for garden activations and improvements.


  • Landscaping design, respecting and building the local wildlife through plant selection
  • Maintain boundaries, hedges, borders and plant cultivation
  • Growing plants and succulents for planting and future sales
  • Maintenance and efficient working knowledge of machinery such as lawn mowers, blowers, strimmers
  • Forward planning for seasonal planting and grounds development
  • Develop an annual plan for grounds and garden upkeep


  • Horticultural qualification or equivalent experience
  • Nursery experience and/or landscaping qualifications (desirable) 
  • Exceptional knowledge of plants including coastal varieties and a willingness to continually learn and improve your horticultural knowledge
  • Demonstrated literacy, numeracy, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of wildlife preservation
  • Ability to self-direct workload
  • Demonstrated literacy, numeracy, and attention to detail

Please note:  Please ONLY apply if you have the relevant experience and/or ELIGIBLE to work in the UK.

Additional Information

We offer:

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Part time/full-time
  • Development and training
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 28 days holiday per year / 29 after 1 year 
  • Discounts on services and products at Red Hotels. 

As one team we take responsibility for reducing the negative impacts our actions and activities have on the environment and our local community; something we feel is right and is our way of life.


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