Careers in our gardens

A few of our gardeners at work at Cotehele, Cornwall © Paul Harris

A few of our gardeners at work at Cotehele, Cornwall

We look after some of the most stunning and important landscape parks and gardens in Britain.

These contain the works of all the major garden designers in history, including William Kent, Capability Brown, Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Jeffery Gellicoe. They also showcase examples of every development in British garden design from Elizabethan to the modern styles.

Covering an area the size of Guernsey, our 200 gardens and 100 landscape parks support a vast range of historically and botanically important plants collected over the last 400 years from around the world.

Our gardeners are internationally renowned for the standards they maintain and their innovative approaches to the sustainable management of gardens which attract over 11 million visitors a year. We've been training gardeners for many decades and recently announced the launch of two new courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.

Our courses are funded by the National Gardening Scheme (NGS). The NGS has funded our training courses for gardeners since 1991, and now support our two new courses.

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