Support the RHS Education programme

Donate today to help us grow the RHS Education programme. From school workshops to apprenticeships, your gift can give more people the opportunity to learn about gardening and inspire a career in horticulture

Training the next generation of gardeners

Our work-based training programmes offer learners a unique opportunity to follow their passion for plants into a successful career in horticulture.

More than 70 students and apprentices train at our gardens each year, growing their practical understanding, knowledge and skills. The work-based training programmes are delivered by RHS experts, and learners get a real understanding of the seasonal work involved in a range of horticultural disciplines.

This RHS training is just the first step in the journey to a lifelong career in horticulture, and many learners go on to take positions at gardens across the country, including the RHS Gardens.

Help grow the RHS Education programme

Over the coming years, our focus is to grow our RHS Education programme. Last year we received 20 applications for each available training position, and with your support, we can give more young people and career changers the opportunity to pursue their passion for plants.

With the horticultural industry facing a skills shortage and a shortfall of training opportunities for young people, this is more important than ever.  

Together we can give young people the skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to pursue a successful career in horticulture.

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Workshops for schoolchildren

Our RHS Gardens run a busy programme of free workshops for school children to engage them with the natural world and encourage them to grow their skills and confidence.

Each year we aim to inspire more than 40,000 school children through workshops and visits to our gardens and learning centres, and we need your help to make this happen.
 Your donation today will help inspire even more children to love nature and protect our environment for the future.

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Thank you to our supporters

Our work-based training programmes are only possible with funding from our supporters. We are very grateful for the help we have received so far.

This support enables us to provide our students and apprentices with the training, knowledge and skills to become the gardeners of the future.

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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.