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 […]

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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 […]

An interview with Misako Kasahara

Misako Kasahara, Head Gardener at Riverhill Himalayan Garden in Kent, loves woody plants and tells us about a theatre-going Metasequoia, being inspired to explore a career in horticulture through TV gardening programmes, and some horticultural differences between the UK and Japan.

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.

An interview with Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser, Senior Gardener with the National Trust, talks about caring for three very different gardens in North Yorkshire including a garden that has been organic for over 20 years. Nick also talks about his interest in native plants and insects.