Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

HBGTP Trainee Applications

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak we have made the tough decision to halt recruitment for this year.

Applications will open again in March 2021. Applications already submitted will not be processed, if you wish to be notified when the advert in March 2021 goes live then please click the box below:

The Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme began in 2006, with an aim to ensure that the skills needed to work in a historic or botanic garden were passed on to those passionate and committed to a career in horticulture.

The Programme:

  • The HBGTP provides full time paid work (minimum of national living wage) as a trainee gardener in a UK historic or botanic garden, placements last 12 months and start in September each year.
  • Specialist on the tools training is combined with written projects, plant idents and a daily journal.
  • You can apply from the start of March 2020, 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.
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Trainee Experience New

HBGTP Trainees at Osborne 2018

HBGTP Trainees at Trentham 2018