We have 1,000 full-time employees and rely on more than 2,000 volunteers, who provide the expertise and dedication that the UK's leading gardening charity needs to deliver its aim of enriching everyone’s life through plants and making the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

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If you are interested in working with us we have employment opportunities ranging from: Gardeners to Retail Assistants, Scientists to Special Events Assistants, Digital Content Editors to Education and Learning Managers.

Benefits for employees include complimentary tickets to the Society's flower shows, free entrance to all RHS Gardens and generous discounts in our award-winning shops and plant centres, as well as pensions and life assurance.

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Work-based training

Learn on the job from horticultural experts with one of our training programmes. Choose from a variety of opportunities such as:
  • Apprenticeships – you’ll spend two years earning and learning at one of our gardens, where you can specialise in horticulture or arboriculture to become a gardener of the future
  • Specialist Horticultural Placement – a one-year placement at one of our gardens (offered at all four from 2020) where you can become an expert in a specific group of plants or garden style
  • Diploma in Horticultural Practice – learn everything you need to know about horticulture as you rotate through 10 departments at RHS Garden Wisley


There are loads of ways to volunteer with the RHS. You can become a volunteer at one of our gardens, lend a helping hand at an RHS show or join the team in our Head Office in London. There are also home-based roles, where you can help support our outreach work.

Seeking a short-term placement? We also offer voluntary internships to students of horticulture, with existing practical experience.


Intern in America

Spend a year in America. Learn at  Longwood Gardens, one of the world's greatest public gardens, or study at an American University of your choice.

In partnership with the Garden Club of America, we offer the Interchange Fellowship - a reciprocal exchange programme between British and American university graduates and horticultural students.

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Part-time qualifications

Broaden your knowledge by studying for an RHS qualification, where you'll learn up-to-date horticultural information and practical skills, which can be studied online or at an approved centre across the UK and Ireland.

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Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We may on occasion work with a defined agency but only where we have a signed agreement in place.

Get advice

Got a thorny gardening question to ask us? Expert RHS advice is free to members by phone, online, post or face-to-face.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.