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Horticultural Traineeship

Now in its eighth year, the Garden Museum’s annual horticultural traineeship has been designed to give a gardener of particular talent and ambition the opportunity to explore possibilities for their professional future by placing them at the centre of a busy gardening hub. Previous trainees have gone on to roles as independent garden professionals, in media, parks management and tree surgery, and include Matt Collins, our Head Gardener.

The particular appeal of this programme is in its diversity of experiences, in facilitating introductions to the stars of the gardening world, and involvement in the Museum’s public programme. It also offers placements in contemporary designed gardens, which in past years have included Lowther Castle, Great Dixter and Gravetye Manor, and award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘show garden’ builds.

This is a part time, four days a week role generously funded by the National Gardens Scheme and the Museum’s Friends group in Leicestershire and Rutland. The bursary for the scheme is £18,000 pro rata (£14,400 for 4 days per week) per annum. The traineeship runs from September 2020 — September 2021.

To apply, please email recruitment@gardenmuseum.org.uk with your CV by Tuesday 4th August 2020. Please add a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining your reasons and previous experience for applying for this position.


  • Apply by: 04/08/2020
  • Part time (4 days per week)
  • September 2020 - September 2021
  • £18,000 pro rata (£14,400 for 4 days per week) per annum
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