Green gardening shoots

A student gardener operating a ride-on lawn-mower

Students come from across the UK and abroad to train with the team at Bodnant Garden, gaining academic qualifications and hands-on skills.

Bodnant Garden welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds, who help with every aspect of daily work and give enthusiasm and commitment in spades. Over the years the garden has cast its spell on many of them who have returned later as qualified gardeners – including former head gardener Troy Smith.