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Help us plant and maintain our new sensory garden


 We are looking for expressions of interest from professional gardeners and horticulturalists to develop and look after our new sensory garden.

The small garden is an integral part of our restoration project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The accessible and sensory garden will be enjoyed by the public and will benefit local community groups.


The planting design has an interesting range of sensory plants to be sourced, planted and established for one year, with the potential of a longer-term maintenance contract.


Work on the building has started and the planting contract is anticipated to be awarded in Spring 2024 - to allow for the sourcing of plant material - and planting is expected to be carried out in early Spring 2025 and followed by a one year establishment period. 


For further information on the project, including the planting design and specification, please contact Paul Brett at Gardeners House by emailing

About The Gardeners' House Penzance

Connecting people, planet and place, The Gardeners’ House will help people to grow by cultivating a relationship with the natural environment. We are celebrating the rich heritage and natural tapestry of the land around West Cornwall - past, present and future.


We are growing a living archive, working collectively with our community to record the horticulture and botany of our region - and the people within it - building upon our existing archive.


The Gardeners’ House project will see the refurbishment of a dilapidated building in the heart of Morrab Gardens at the centre of Penzance, becoming a home to wellbeing workshops, green community projects and a sensory garden.


We’re creating a welcoming and calm space to support our local community, especially those from disadvantaged situations. We want to use the stories of our part of Cornwall, past and present, to inspire people, to include and support them, to help them discover new things and to support their wellbeing.


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