Each year we look for prestigious historic and botanic gardens to join us in hosting a HBG trainee. If you are interested please click the button below to read our placement provider criteria and submit an application form. Applications must be submitted by the 1st of December 2020.
At this time we are accepting placement garden applications for traineeships commencing September 2021. A bursary towards the cost of a trainee salary will be offered to eligible gardens.
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 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.
Map of Placement Gardens
Please click on the map to view the locations of our placement gardens in 2020.