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The tendering process is now open for our planting contract

The Gardeners’ House Penzance is inviting tenders for a planting contract for the Sensory Garden in Morrab Gardens involving sourcing, planting and maintaining a range of plants chosen for their sensory interest and benefit to wildlife.

Following our advertisement earlier in the year seeking expressions of interest, we are now formally advertising the contract and would encourage all interested parties to submit their application now.

Our small sensory 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.

We are looking for a horticulturalist with a passion for local heritage and a

knowledge of the benefits of gardens to health and well-being. You will be joining an existing wider project team and will also be required to work with a range of community and volunteer groups.

Connecting people, planet and place, The Gardeners’ House Penzance will

become an important centre for the community, helping to improve mental and physical wellbeing by encouraging people to build a relationship with the natural environment and reflect on their importance within it.

Project requirements

Expected dates of delivery

Sourcing plants

May 2024 - June 2024

Planting period

December 2024- March 2025

Establishment and maintenance period

April 2025 - September 2025

Application process

Please apply to Miki Ashton, Project Co-ordinator by emailiing for an application pack.


Completed tenders are to be returned by 5pm Friday 10 May 2024.

Interviews are to be held the week commencing Monday 20 May 2024.

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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