Stream 1 Information

Placements start in September and are normally advertised in March. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when applications go live.


The Stream 1 programme is delivered over one year and consists of of a full time salaried placement within an historic or botanic garden. Stream 1 is suitable for people looking for practical experience, who may or may not have a horticultural qualification. During your placement, you will complete 3 written projects based on your placement garden. You will also keep a technical journal, and will undertake regular plant identification tests.

Applicants for Stream 1 must have practical experience of working in a garden with a professional gardening team, either in a paid or unpaid capacity. No horticultural qualifications are required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the placement.

Please scroll down to see some of the key elements of a Stream 1 placement, and to see our current Stream 1 placement gardens.

Please note: Gardens offering Stream 1 placements from September 2018 will be announced in March.

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.

1 Year Placement Gardens