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Christmas at Trevena Cross – Three BIG Weekends

Posted on by Trevena Cross

We’ve held off talking about it for as long as we can… but now Christmas is starting to be rolled out in the shop, it seems very fitting to make our upcoming Christmas celebrations official, by posting details of our “Three BIG Weekends” here!

When’s it happening?
After the overwhelming success of our two weekend event last year, we’re extending it to three weekends this year, the 3rd & 4th December, 10th & 11th December, and 17th & 18th December.

What’s happening?
Our undercover plant area next to the shop will be where most of the action will take place, in summary, housing:

*** A fantastic Christmas Market, which will run from 10am-4pm each day, composing a mix of around 50 quality local produce and craft stalls, (and everything Christmassy!) A number of repeat stallholders (from 2015) will be in attendance, but we’ll also be welcoming new faces to this year’s market. Every day will see a new line-up too, so the market won’t be replicated each time, but mixed and matched to keep things fresh!

*** A magical Santa’s Grotto, which will open from 11am each day and dazzle children and adults alike, as they meander their way through a Christmas tree forest, and approach the much anticipated ‘dark tunnel’ filled with plenty of magic!…It will also be the path to the big man in red and his festive grotto! A talking guest (“hoot hoot”) will greet visitors to the entrance – a superb, ‘show stopping’ addition to this year’s Christmas spectacular! A small fee to the grotto will apply, which will include a gift for all of Santa’s visitors. All grotto proceeds to go to a designated charity.

*** PLUS live festive music, Christmas shopping (the best gift shopping in West Cornwall, lights, decorations…the all important tree!) delicious food and drink inside the Garden Kitchen Cafe and outside amongst the hub of activity! AND plenty of extra entertainment for the younger crowd, including face painting, snow, a giant polar bear, a fun festive atmosphere… and so much more!

We’re currently making a huge investment in our overflow car park too, to ensure that we can handle the anticipated numbers through the gates come December…. and with free parking, free entry, good disabled access, it is one for the whole family to enjoy!

Simply pick your day and come on down. We can’t wait to see you! 🙂 

(TIP: Put it in your diary by ‘liking’ the events on our Facebook Page !)

Big polar bear sculpture 2015 Marshmallow pops on market stall 2015 Mixed market stall 2015 quiche on market stall market stall 2015 pink lemonade on market stall Christmas trees and lights Path through Christmas tree forest Santa sleigh and reindeer

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Vacancy for Motivated Merchandiser/Retail Assistant

Posted on by Trevena Cross


Enthusiastic team player required to join a friendly and hardworking shop team here at Trevena Cross Nurseries.

Full time position, working five days a week, 9am-5pm, to include one weekend day.
Full staff training will be provided to ensure that the candidate has full knowledge of the business and feels confident in the role.

Role Responsibilities

  • Serving customers in an efficient, friendly manner
  • Unpacking, organising and pricing stock
  • Merchandising duties, creating attractive, innovative and inviting shop displays
  • Stock control, product re-ordering, new product introduction, liaising with sales reps to secure the best deals for the business
  • First line telephone contact, speaking with customers/suppliers, channelling queries to appropriate colleagues
  • Supporting the Shop Manager and the rest of the team with ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Previous retail / merchandising experience required, preferably across a mixed product range
  • Excellent people/customer service skills
  • Good under pressure and flexible worker
  • Good maths skills (for handling transactions/money)
  • Highly driven, keen to progress and make the role their own
  • Keen to learn and grow with the business
  • Take own initiative and generate new ideas to help support business improvements/growth


  • Salary to be agreed on progression through the application process
  • Excellent staff discount
  • 28 days holiday a year
  • Pension option

The Business

Trevena Cross Nurseries is an independent; family owned and run nursery and garden centre of 40 years, spanning a 35+ acre site. It grows more than 90% of the plants that it sells on site, setting it apart from your average garden centre.

It stocks a comprehensive range of garden sundries, and houses one of the biggest gift departments in West Cornwall, offering a wide variety of quality kitchenware, homeware, personal gifts and young children’s toys. The Garden Kitchen Café (separately managed) is also on site, offering a full menu of breakfasts, main meals, snacks, desserts, cakes and beverages.

An exciting time to join and contribute to a business in a period of growth. Recent big investment in centre improvements and developments has been made to help ensure that the business continues to go from strength to strength, and is prepared to welcome the ever increasing footfall it’s been experiencing.

To apply, email your CV with cover letter to or drop it in/send it to: Trevena Cross Nurseries, Breage, Helston, TR13 9PY by 31st October 2016.

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