Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme
Paid placements in the finest British gardens
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!?
Take a tour of the trainee experience
24 June, 2015
Our 1 year trainees recently went on their annual Study Tour, based at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. A good time was had by all – here is a summary from Fiona of the weekend’s…
31 March, 2015
We are no longer accepting applications for this year’s placements. Recruitment for September 2016 will begin in February 2016. For those who have submitted applications before the closing date, we are currently sifting through these…
30 January, 2015
Thirty years after the tentative beginnings of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY), the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2015 competition. This prestigious annual competition attracts over 1,800 entrants each…
30 January, 2015
A full day on Friday 14th March 2014 at the Chelsea Physic Garden. London Gardens Network is currently redesigning the website, but we expect full details of this event to be posted there on 1st…