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Global vegetables in Essex

The idea of the Global Growth Vegetable Garden at RHS Hyde Hall was first conceived in 2012; when designer Xa Tollemache was inspired by the international planting of the Olympic Park as well as the increased interest in biodiverse planting and exotic vegetables. The form of the garden is circular […]


pink flower heads against a cloudy sky

Step ahead with your horticultural career 

On the 1st December, annual applications open for horticultural work-based training opportunities across all Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens. They offer an opportunity to get hands-on skills and experience alongside experts, prepare for life in the sector, and get paid at the same time. So if you aren’t in a […]


Horticultural apprenticeships

Level 2 Horticulture (or Landscape) Operative Apprenticeship’s are offered by a number of gardens in collaboration with college and other training providers. Find out more about the scheme and look at one current apprenticeship being offered by Sculpture by the Lakes with Kingston Maurward College in Dorset.


Amazing opportunity to own a stunning garden!

Lea Gardens, “Shetland’s earthly paradise”, is for sale. This is a rare opportunity to purchase 3 hectares of land including paddocks and landscaped gardens with a plant collection of 1,700 taxa.