Current Placement Gardens

Our gardens for 2019-20 include several botanic gardens and are widely spread across the UK.

The Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme is delivered over one year and consists of a full-time salaried placement within an historic or botanic garden. HBG traineeships are suitable for people looking for practical experience, who may or may not have a horticultural qualification. During your placement, you will complete 3 written projects based on your placement garden. You will also keep a technical journal, and will undertake regular plant identification tests.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment to a career in horticulture, and must have some previous practical experience of working in horticulture, either in a paid or unpaid capacity . No horticultural qualifications are required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the placement.

Posts are full-time and paid National Living Wage or above.