The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes (HBGTP) programme is an unrivalled opportunity for passionate and committed horticulturists. You can earn a salary while developing your professional skills in some of the best historic and botanic gardens that the UK has to offer.
We offer both a one year and a two year option: on the one year programme, you will have a full-time placement within a historic garden, where you'll work alongside the team through the seasons. You will learn about all aspects of managing a historic garden, as well as working on your plant identification and other technical skills. The two year course extends this through registration with Capel Manor College and study blocks led by their lecturers, leading to the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.