Horticulture training at Bodnant Garden

A student gardener operating a ride-on lawn-mower

UPDATE 2021: We are not currently able to offer training opportunities at Bodnant Garden but we'll update you when this changes.

We offer work and training opportunities at Bodnant Garden, where you can learn among the cream of the crop. Students come from across the UK and abroad to train with the team here, gaining academic qualifications and hands-on skills. 

The garden welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and experience, 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 our former head gardener Troy Smith.           

Trainee gardeners learn the trade alongside our skilled team and many have gone on to permanent jobs here and at other gardens.

Here at Bodnant Garden we also welcome students seeking short term work placements, and of course garden voluteering is another great way to join the team and get some experience so call our garden office on 01492 650460 for more information.