Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

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Do you love plants? Do you love gardening? Do you want a career in horticulture? If so then apply now to become an Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee!

Applications open 1st March and close on the 28th of March. 16 places are available, each placement is in an historic or botanic garden, lasts 12 months and commences September 2021.



Please note: The HBGTP is managed by English Heritage. Clicking the above button will take you through to the English Heritage jobs portal.

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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 2021, 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 Watch

HBGTP Trainees at Osborne 2018

HBGTP Trainees at Trentham 2018