Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme
The Historic and Botanic Garden Training 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 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.
- 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.
- You can apply from the 1 March to 31 March each year, via the HBGTP website.
2023 Placement Gardens
- Aldourie Castle
- Audley End (English Heritage)
- Chatsworth House
- Fulham Palace
- Hatfield House
- Mount Stewart Gardens (National Trust)
- National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Ness Botanic Gardens
- Osborne (English Heritage)
- University of Dundee Botanic Garden
- University Parks, University of Oxford
- Walmer Castle (English Heritage)
- Winterbourne Botanic Garden
- Wrest Park (English Heritage)