Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

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.

Applications for 2018 have now closed. For further information on training opportunities in horticulture, please visit 'Careers and Alternative Schemes', and for opportunities in English Heritage gardens, please see the English Heritage 'Careers in Our Gardens' page.

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Latest News

Round 4 trainees visit Midlands gardens

10 May, 2018

This past weekend saw our 1st year Stream 2 trainees exploring historic gardens in Warwickshire and Worcestershire as part of their Tudors Heritage Garden Module. The group, guided by expert guide John Watkins (Head of…

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Julie’s Magnolias

27 April, 2018

  Recently, one of our trainees, Julie Fairhurst, has taken on the task of updating the mapping and recording of the National Collection of Magnolia at Bodnant Gardens in North West Wales. Equipped with a…

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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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