The Trainee Experience

You love being outdoors. You love gardens. You love growing, tending and managing plants. You have passion and dedication – now you need first-class training.

What if you could train in a prestigious British garden, learning from the professionals and working as part of their team? Imagine gaining new practical skills, expanding your knowledge at free seminars, and learning about new plants every week. And being paid a working salary.

Explore the pages below to find out why we think our trainees have an unrivaled experience.

Our Gardens

Learn about the wonderful British gardens our trainees are placed in.

Previous Placement Gardens

Case Studies

Find out what our trainees moved on to after the HBGTP.

Trainee Case Studies


See what trainees say they gained from taking part in the programme.

Feedback from Previous Trainees


Get a flavour of day-to-day life on the HBGTP placements.

Excerpts from Trainees’ Journals


Video – HBG Training Programme At Trentham


Video – HBG Training Programme At Osborne