08 March 2023

The Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme

We are delighted to announce that we are offering a placement on the Historic Botanic Garden Training Programme (HBGTP) for the first time.

The scheme represents a truly exceptional opportunity for committed and enthusiastic horticulturists to progress their careers. By working alongside professional teams within exceptional British gardens, trainees build a solid technical knowledge and acquire high-level practical skills. Placements are fully-funded, with a salary of at least the National Living Wage. Placements last for one year, commencing in September 2023, and include both hands-on experience and regular testing of knowledge.

Trainees have the opportunity to work in some of Britain’s most beautiful and elegant gardens and Hatfield Park are extremely proud to be one of the placement gardens on the programme.

Since its inception in 2016, the programme has provided garden placements for over 270 trainees, opening many doors for passionate and talented horticulturists. Through sharing professional skills and strengthening gardens teams, the HBGTP has made a significant contribution towards securing the future of our historic gardens.

The scheme is managed by English Heritage and supported by the National Scheme.

Applications close on Friday 31st March.

To read more about our gardens see here – Hatfield House – Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme (

To apply see here – HBGTP 1 Year Traineeship | English Heritage (


The Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme - Hatfield Park