The placements are the heart of the HBGTP. Each year, we place trainees in some of the UK’s most beautiful and significant gardens. As you can see below, this year’s placement gardens are as impressive as ever.

Placements are usually advertised in February, and begin in September.

1 Year
Practical Skills Placement

Develop skills and technical knowledge with a practical placement.

1 Year Placement Gardens

1 Year Placement

  • Receive a full time, paid placement at a historic garden.
  • Work alongside the team throughout the seasons.
  • Learn about all aspects of managing a historic garden.
  • Develop practical skills, such as plant identification.

2 Year
Study Placement

Develop practical skills while studying for the RHS Diploma in Horticulture Level 3.

2 Year Placement Gardens

2 Year Placement

  • Develop your skills through a 2 year practical placement at a historic garden, on a full-time, paid basis.
  • Earn a Royal Horticultural Society Diploma in Horticulture Level 3.
  • Learn about all aspects of managing a historic garden.
  • Attend 4 study blocks per year.
  • Earn additional skills certificates + bonus historic gardens module.

How it Works...

Want to know more about how the scheme works, and what you'll be doing?

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