Want to study gardening at Dyffryn Gardens?

A view of the great lawn

With 55 acres of gardens, a 22 acre arboretum, 2 kitchen gardens and an enormous glasshouse Dyffryn is a fantastic place to learn new skills.

The Historic and Botanic Gardens training Programme

The HBGTP is managed by English Heritage and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The HBGTP is an unrivalled opportunity for passionate individuals commited to establishing a career in horticulture.

Earn a salary while developing your professional skills in some of the best historic and botanic gardens that the UK has to offer!

If you love being outdoors, love gardens, love growing, tending and managing plants then you need first-class training from the best in the industry. 

What will I get out of it?

  • 2 year full-time, paid practical placement in a historic garden
  • Earn a Royal Horticulture Society level 3 diploma in horticulture
  • Learn about all aspects of managing a historic and botanic garden
  • Attend four study blocks per year
  • Earn additional skills certificates (x2) and attend bonus heritage gardens module.

Am I eligible to apply?

Dyffryn is a stream 2 garden which means you will need; to be at least 18 years old at the beginning of the placement (September 2016), experience of gardening in a professional setting, either an RHS level 2 certificate in the principles of horticulture; level 3 BTEC or C&G; or a degree in a relevant subject such as horticulture, ecology or biology.

How do I apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the HBGTP website. The closing date for applications is 24 March.