Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

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Stream 1 HBGTP Trainee Recruitment 2018

If you would like to apply to become a trainee in 2018, please revisit the website on the 1st of March 2018 when our application process will go live. In the meantime please do follow our trainees’ progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please Note: We will not be recruiting for Stream 2 trainees in 2018. We are in the process of developing a new scheme which will begin in 2019 and will involve the new Apprenticeship Standards.

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The Programme

The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes (HBGTP) are 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.

In 2018, we will be offering a one year programme only. This consists of a full-time placement within 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

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Latest News

Stream 2 trainees complete 2 week Study Block

12 February, 2018

Our 1st and 2nd year Stream 2 trainees recently spent a fortnight at Wrest Park, studying for their RHS Level 3 Diplomas under the direction of tutors from Capel Manor College. The trainees sat their…

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Previous HBGTP Trainee appointed as Head Gardener at Perennial’s York Gate

6 February, 2018

Congratulations to Ben Preston, who has recently started work as Head Gardener at Perennial’s York Gate, Leeds. Ben completed a HBGTP placement at Audley End in 2014. Since then, he has worked as Head Gardener…

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Round 3 Trainees visit Georgian Gardens on Heritage Module trip

9 November, 2017

Our 2nd year Stream 2 trainees recently spent a weekend based in Oxford, visiting a variety of landscape gardens to learn more about this era of garden design. The weekend was led by Dr Michael…

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2nd year Trainee Dave Bull travels to USA

2 November, 2017

With financial assistance from the RHS bursary scheme and the Great Dixter Christopher Lloyd bursary, David was able to travel to and spend two weeks working at the famous Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia. An excellently…

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