Stream 1 Information

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.

The Stream 1 programme is delivered over one year and consists 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 programme, and placement gardens for 2018.

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