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RHS Horticultural training - Learn to Garden

The RHS School of Horticulture, horticultural training courses having been at the forefront of providing a means for horticultural students to convert the ‘chalk and talk’ of the classroom into practice for over 100 years. We produce horticulturists who get their hands dirty and know what they are doing and are hugely respected within the horticultural industry.

Former RHS trainees can be found working around the world, many of which are now in leading horticultural positions.

Our training programmes are available at all four RHS gardens – Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire.

These are offered as one or two year programmes. See the links below for further details including course content, eligibility and how to apply.

We offer salaried practical training in world class gardens, a fantastic way to enhance your horticultural career.

Benefits of training with the RHS

Benefits of training with the RHS

  • Salaried, structured training
  • The acquisition and improvement of hands-on practical skills
  • An annual leave entitlement of 8 public holidays, plus 23 working days per year
  • Recognised certificated courses
  • The opportunity to work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Access to the knowledge and skills of RHS advisory, scientific and garden staff

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Further information

Further information

Tim Hughes
School of Horticulture
RHS Garden Wisley
GU23 6QB

Tel. 01483 212335


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Careers in horticulture

Careers in horticulture

A course at a RHS Garden can lead to a rewarding career in horticulture. Our trainees have gone on to work in plant centres, city councils, private estates, golf courses, nurseries and many more branches of horticulture.

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