Due to a landslip, the A386 north of Orford Mill will remain closed in both directions until further notice. RHS Garden Rosemoor remains open, and diversions to the garden are in place. Please allow additional time for travelling.

Dylan Welsby

A mix of study and on-the-job learning provided me with the sound knowledge and skills needed to begin a career in ornamental horticulture

I have been working at RHS Garden Rosemoor since September 2016. Previous to this I took part in a year-long training programme studying for a level III Diploma in Horticulture. The program involved a mix of study and on-the-job learning, based at Rosemoor, and was a fantastic paid learning opportunity providing me with the sound knowledge and skills needed to begin a career in ornamental horticulture.
 
This move was a step forwards and sideways for me in my career path. I initially trained in conservation, working for organisations such as the National Trust and the Environment Agency. Through this previous work and training, I gained many transferable skills which I hope will come in handy while I work to further improve and maintain the beautiful garden at Rosemoor.

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