Helena Dove appointed as Senior Gardener at Myddelton House Gardens

27 September, 2016

Graduating HBGTP trainee Helena Dove has now started work as Senior Gardener in her host garden, Myddelton House. She outlines her plans for the garden in this article in Hort Week.

Dene Wood becomes Head Gardener at Holkham Hall

12 May, 2016

Dene completed his one year placement at Chatsworth House (2011-12) and went onto take up a full time post in Chatsworth gardens team. He then joined the 12 strong garden team at Holkham Hall in…

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Lawrence Wright wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

12 May, 2016

Ex-HBGBee Lawrence Wright wins Young Horticulturist of the Year. Lawrence completed his one year HBGBS placement at Chatsworth House (2013-14) and went on to undertake the Wisley Diploma. This is the third time Lawrence has…

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Helen Silver - HBGBS trainee

Helen Silver: Knows Her Onions

3 March, 2016

It’s a while since Helen completed her 6 month placement at The World Garden Lullingstone Castle. Now her training and patience has paid off  – she’s found the perfect role! “When I completed my placement…

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Jonny Bruce’s International Adventures

22 February, 2016

Jonny is our HBGTP trainee at Great Dixter (2014-16). He has certainly made the most of his time there! “The HBGTP has given me the opportunity to spend two years working in one of the…

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Jenny Raffety – Smelling of Violets!

17 August, 2015

Jenny was our HBGBS trainee at Cambo in Scotland (2013-14). Jenny’s interest in alpines helped her to win the Alpine Specialist, a 1 year position at RHS Wisley. Jenny has now bagged a prize job…

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Tamara Bridge wins RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2015

17 August, 2015

Congratulations to Tamara, who won the award for her iconic English garden design at Tatton Park Flower Show. Tamara credits the HBGBS with kickstarting her career in horticulture. She discusses her route from her placement…

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HBGBS trainee James English

James English – Success in Young Horticulturist of the Year

16 January, 2015

Congratulations to James on becoming the Eastern region’s Young Horticulturist of the Year!

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Trainee Karen scoops job at the Hurlingham Club

14 January, 2015

HBGBS Trainee Karen has landed a job at the internationally renowned Hurlingham Club, “one of Britain’s greatest private member clubs”.

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HBGBS trainee Frances

Frances moves onto Brodie Castle

14 January, 2015

After a hugely successful year at Threave, HBGBS Trainee Frances looks forward to her new job at Brodie Castle in Moray.

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HBGBS trainee Rosie

Trainee Rosie at Ness Botanic Gardens

14 January, 2015

Rosie was a contestant for Young Horticulturist of the Year, and wants to stay at Ness Botanic Gardens for as long as she can.

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HBGBS trainee Nicola Starkey

Nicola Starkey’s Himalayan adventure

11 January, 2015

Nicola Starkey didn’t exactly know where her HBGBS training would take her, but never imagined it would be to The Himalayas with a group of super-fit pensioners.

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Nereida moves onto Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Nereida moves onto Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

10 January, 2015

On completion of her placement at Myddleton House, Nereida accepted a gardening post at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. She started work the very next week.

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HBGBS trainee Eve Worrall 2

Eve Worrall’s travel adventures after placement

9 January, 2015

Following her placement, HBGBS Trainee Eve Worrall has travelled the world around the world, putting her training to good use.

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HBGBS trainee Craig Finlay

Craig Finlay’s award-winning work

9 January, 2015

Following a successful year at Branklyn Gardens, the work that HBGBS trainee Craig Finlay carried out led to a Pitlochry in Bloom Award. Here he talks about overhauling a care home garden. “After completing my…

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Tom Upton says that the HBGBS opens doors

Tom Upton says that the HBGBS opens doors

8 January, 2015

According to Myddleton House trainee Tom Upton, taking part in the HBGBS can open doors for budding horticulturalists.

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Ferns and Streptocarpus in the greenhouse

Naomi Watt – from New Zealand to Buckinghamshire

7 January, 2015

After her HBGBS placement, Naomi gained an RHS Bursary to study in New Zealand. Now she’s back in Buckinghamshire.

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Corin Golding HBGBS trainee

Corin Golding placed at Eden Project

6 January, 2015

HBGBS Trainee Corin Golding has been placed at one of the World’s most remarkable gardening attractions, the Eden Project.

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HBGBS trainee Joanne Parker

Joanne Parker Escapes the Dispensary

5 January, 2015

Following nearly 10 years as a pharmacist, HBGBS trainee Joanne decided to break out of the dispensary and work among beautiful landscapes.

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HBGBS trainee Kate Evans

Kate Evans – from allotment to Chatsworth House

4 January, 2015

HBGBS Trainee Kate Evans became interested in horticulture as a career from working on her allotment. Through the HBGBS, she gained a placement at Chatsworth House.

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