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More than 100 years experience

RHS training courses have been a way of providing students with the means of converting theoretical studies from the classroom into practice in a real garden setting for over 100 years.

Explore our work-based learning placements below:

Our students become horticulturists who get their hands dirty, have excellent knowledge and are hugely respected within the horticultural industry.

Horticultural Apprenticeships

Work and learn at our gardens through one of our apprenticeships delivered across all gardens. Ideal for those starting their career in horticulture.

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RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice

Level 3 of our diploma is taught as a one year course at RHS Garden Rosemoor and RHS Garden Hyde Hall. 

Levels 3 and 4  of our diploma are taught as a two-year course at RHS  Garden Wisley.

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Specialist Horticultural Placement

Spend a year at RHS Garden Wisley or RHS Garden Harlow Carr furthering your interest and skills within a specific group of plants or area of the garden. 

More about the Specialist Horticultural Placement

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Email our dedicated team and they'll help you get your learning underway.

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.

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