Careers - Plants Team

We are a family run collection of local garden centres in the Cambridge area. Gardening is our passion and we welcome keen and novice gardeners alike into our stores with a promise that you will always find the highest quality products, the happiest healthiest plants and passionate knowledgeable staff on hand to offer assistance no matter the question.

We’re proud that we started our story as one of the UK’s very first garden centres – over 50 years ago. Since then we've gained many new members to our family. There are many different facets to life at Scotsdales, whether you're based in the Sunflower Cafe, one of our plant teams or in the Pets department, you are part of the wider Scotsdales family. We want everyone here to enjoy themselves, learn from one another and help both customers and colleagues to have a better time whilst at any of our sites.

Working with Plants and Customers

Plants and Horticulture are the foundations of Scotsdales business and growth throughout the years. We are primarily a Garden Centre first and foremost and take great pride in offering genuine quality as well as colourful quantity. 
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What do our plants teams do?




Plant Maintenance

Day to day maintenance of plant health and quality

Weather maintenance preparation - make sure plants are secured ahead of strong winds and covered prior to frosts or heavy rainfall

Protection from the sun and consideration of locations used for storage

Eradication of pests and subsequent treatment distribution


Customer Service

Retail assiance for customer purchases, discussing suitable plants for requirements of each customer and making appropriate recommendations based on personal horticultural knowledge

Care and maintenance queries for new and returning customers facing problems or pre-empting problems with their own plants - providing clear and concise information on steps to relieve the problem and prevent it from re-occuring

Advising of appropriate accessories, plant feeds and treatments that might be suitable for individual plants

Advise of conditioning for planting and making use of appropriate soil types



Buying and Accessories

Keeping up to date with the latest trends and making sure we're well stocked on the items needed such as new plant ranges, contemporary pots and potting options 


Current vacancies / keep in touch with availability here

What plants do we sell?


Snow Trees & Shrubs




SnowWall Climbers

SnowBedding Plants

Snow Roses

Snow Conifers

Snow Ferns

Snow Hanging Baskets

Snow Air Plants

Snow Orchids

Key Statistics

Every year we sell x number of garden plants / x number of house plants and provide advice to x number of customers 

We sell x number of real cut and potted christmas trees


Why should you work at Scotsdales?

Staff Benefits

Holiday pay / staff discounts / pension scheme / performance reviews / flexible scheduling / long service awards / cafe discounts / learning and staff development / career advancement / free onsite parking

Staff Culture

Understanding people and their needs is essential to the Scotsdales culture. We aim to make all staff feel welcomed and included from their first day to thier last.

Opportunities and Training

Providing a platform for growth and development is crucial to the Scotsdales team. We're constantly trying to help our staff better their skills to achieve more both at Scotsdales and beyond.


Everyone is welcome at Scotsdales. Equality, diversity and inclusion is very much at the forefront of our thoughts. Whoever you are, whereever you work or whatever you do.



Our commitment to the future of the planet

As a company, Scotsdales appreciates the impact that we can have on the long-term health and wellbeing of our planet.

We take this responsibility seriously and are contactly striving to make an improved difference, whether that be the products we sell of the help and advice our staff provide. 

We're all in this together. 


What do our staff think?

Staff Stories


Let our staff tell you first hand their experiences working within the Scotsdales team.

Staff Quotes


Hear what our current staff feel about working at Soctsdales.

Our Team


Hear what our current staff feel about working at Scotsdales.

Need further help?

Please read through our careers FAQ page for any assistance on joining the Scotsdales team.

Looking in applying for a role?

Please note, that all applications will require a CV attached to be considered. We also ask that all applications clearly state which role you are applying for.

Our Vision

"We are passionate about plants and 100% committed to sourcing and supplying the healthiest, happiest plants we can."
Our Mission

"We will always prioritise to our local growers first for our stock requirements."
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