The HBGTP scheme has a number of prestigious partners.


English Heritage


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National Trust


Professional Gardens Guild


Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh


Royal Horticultural Society


National Trust for Scotland


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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens


Historic Houses Association


Historic Royal Palaces


The Royal Parks

Funding Partners

In addition to the Heritage Lottery Fund, who have generously provided the majority of the funding for the HBGTP, there are two other organisations which have helped us to provide training places. These are:

Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust

Provides funds in support of horticultural education; for the advancement of research in any branch of horticulture and the publication of the results of such research; to assist the creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public; the promotion of the cultivation and wide distribution of plants which have value to mankind; promotion and cultivation of new plants; assisting the publication of books or other works relating to science or horticulture.

Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust Website

Barbara and Phillip Denny Trust

The Barbara and Philip Denny Trust has been set up to support authors, illustrators, historians, poets and any other associated creative or artistic workers by awarding grants, loans and financial support.

Barbara and Phillip Denny Trust Website

Then, of course, there are the host gardens themselves, who all provide match-funding to meet the salaries, and much more besides!

Our thanks go out to all our partners.