Watch our short video to meet Nikki and to find out a bit more about working at Perrywood Tiptree.

Front of House

Current Vacancies

  • Tiptree: Weekend Till Assistant (Part-time)

    We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who can follow instructions and make our customers smile. You will be working in our retail areas; serving customers with plants, products, gift vouchers etc., gift wrapping and stocking up. Working alternate weekend days.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 16th November

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  • Tiptree: Garden Centre Assistant (Full-time)

    We are looking for motivated and helpful individuals. You will be working in our retail areas; moving trolleys, assisting with customer queries and moving stock. Working 5 days a week, to include one day at the weekend.

    Deadline for application: Friday 23th November

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  • Sudbury: Retail Sales Assistant (Full-time)

    Having taken over this garden centre recently, we are looking for a cheerful individual with proven retail experience who can take responsibility for specific product areas; driving sales and delivering excellent customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 16th November

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email tel. 01206 262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

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Please email us your CV and a short covering letter detailing the position you are applying for and why you feel you’re appropriate for the role, outlining any relevant experience. Please be very clear about which position you would like to apply for.

Alternatively you can post your CV and letter to:

Personnel department, Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries, Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 9SX

We will respond to successful applications within 2 weeks of the closing deadline. We apologise but it is not possible for us to respond to applicants who are not successful. I’m afraid we are unable to answer queries about individual applications by phone or email. Recent previous applicants need not apply. 

We are always interested in hearing from candidates with proven horticultural or retailing experience. Even if a relevant vacancy is not listed please send your CV in if you think you have experience we would be interested in. 

If you are interested in working at Perrywood please keep an eye out for new vacancies on this page, or sign up to our newsletter.


  • Some of the Coffee Shop Front of House team
  • Coffee Shop Chefs
  • Retail Sales Assistant
  • Garden Centre Assistant
  • Perrywood Coffee Shop
  • Outdoor Plant area
  • Home-Cooked Food at Perrywood Plant Nursery, Made Using the Freshest IngredientsHome-cooked food made using the freshest ingredients
  • Our Rising Stars 2017
  • One of our knowledgeable plant area team
  • Marie Curie staff talk
  • The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team Bronze Award 2017
  • The Greatest Pot Wash Team Gold Award 2017

Working at Perrywood 

We are a family owned business, Alan & Karin have run the business for over 30 years and now do this with their children Hannah, Simon and Tristan. We offer some really good benefits and our Tiptree store has been recognised for the work we do, nationally, regionally and within the garden centre industry:

  • Garden Centre of Excellence – 4th in the Garden Centre Association (GCA) league table of ‘top 100 garden centres in the UK’
  • Best Destination Garden Centre in the North Thames Region – Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2017
  • Gold award for The Greatest Garden Centre Team and The Greatest Merchandising Team – Garden Trade News Greatest Awards 2017
  • Gold Award for The Greatest Plant Retailing Team – Garden Trade News Greatest Awards 2017
  • The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation and Creativity and Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer – Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2017
  • Bronze Award for The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team and Gold Award for The Greatest Pot Wash Team – Garden Trade News, Greatest Catering Awards 2017
  • Best Destination Garden Centre in the Region for Christmas – Garden Centre Association Regional Christmas Awards, 2017
  • Greatest Afternoon Tea Experience Award 2015
  • Eleventh position in the Garden Centre Association’s top 100 British garden centres league table for second year running January 2017

In recent years we have also won, or been shortlisted, for other awards in catering, customer service, food & drink, gifts retailing and more!

Our Tiptree store is in Tiptree, 5 minutes from the A12 and easily accessible by car from much of Essex including Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Mersea Island, Coggeshall and further afield. There is also a bus service which stops at our entrance but it is not a regular service.

We currently employ more than 160 staff, and many of them have been with us for several years. One in sixteen have been with Perrywood for ten years or more, a fifth have been with us five years or more and 35% have been employed by Perrywood for three years or more (Figures correct in November 2017).

Our Sudbury store is our second site which we took over in September 2018. Watch this space for changes over the coming months, it’s an exciting time to join!