The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme started in 2006, with an aim to ensure that the skills needed to work in a historic garden were passed on to those passionate and committed to a career as a gardener. Specialist on the tools training combined with written projects, plant idents and a daily journal, provide the practical skills, and theoretical knowledge to get started in the historic or botanic garden sector.
- The HBGTP provides full time paid work as a gardener in a UK historic or botanic garden, placements last 12 months*and start in September each year.
- Placement gardens are subject to change each year, gardens hosting trainees in 2019 will be announced in February.
- You can apply from the start of March 2019, via this website. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to apply but must be able to demonstrate some prior paid or voluntary experience working in the horticulture sector within a team.
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