Heritage an Botanical Gardens Training Programme

The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee 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.

Become a Trainee

Applications open March 2020, be the first to get notified and add yourself to our notification list!

Map of Placement Gardens

Please click on the map to view the locations of our placement gardens in 2019.

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HBGTP Trainees at Osborne 2018

HBGTP Trainees at Trentham 2018