Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

Paid placements in the finest British gardens
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The Scheme

The Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme (HBGTP) scheme is an unrivalled opportunity for passionate and committed horticulturists. You can earn a salary while developing your professional skills in some of the best historic and botanic gardens that the UK has to offer.

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How It Works

In the one year scheme, you will have a full-time placement at a historic garden, where you'll work alongside the team through the seasons. You will learn about all aspects of managing a historic garden, as well as working on your plant identification and other technical skills. The two year course extends this with college registration and study blocks, leading to the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Level 3 Diploma.

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This scheme is the best thing I've ever done! As a trainee I worked in a wonderful plantsman garden which gave me the opportunity to move onto a garden with great botanic interest. Now, I've progressed in my career and I'm working
in a great historic garden.
What else can you ask for!?
Veteran Trainee Nereida Martin-Fabregas

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