Stream 1 Information

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.

If you would like to apply to become a trainee in 2018, please revisit the website on the 1st of March 2018 when our application process will go live. In the meantime please do follow our trainees’ progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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