Begin a green career at an RHS Garden

With 2020 seeing a gardening boom and many forced to consider their career options, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is giving 40 green-fingered applicants the chance to train at one of the charity’s five gardens from 2021. Read more

HTA launches new training development programmes for 2021

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is excited to launch two new development programmes for 2021, which will support business development as well as personal development. Read more

Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty’ royalties donated for horticultural scholarships 

Plant sales of Begonia ‘Sweet SpiceTM Bounty’ have been donated to the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) to support students studying horticulture in the UK.   Read more

Begonia SweetSpice Bounty

Tom Hall-Martell delivers quality e-learning

Former head of training at the Garden Centre Group, Tom Hall-Martell Owner of THM training has extensive experience in creating, managing and delivering e-learning across many different industries. Read more

Training in the art of artificial grass

The Evergreens UK Group has created a landmark accredited and industry recognised award for the installation of artificial grass surfaces. This training award is set to transform the landscaping industry, and can be attained at a new dedicated facility based in Rutland, the heart of the UK. Read more

Attendees on the practical section of the Lantra certified course

BASIS helps Green-tech enhance professional standards

Green-tech, who is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; reinforces its commitment to investing in people by sending its team out in force. Five people have attended rigorous BASIS training courses to strengthen the company’s inhouse expertise. Read more

Josh, Andrew, Cameron, Roger and Glenn - all BASIS trained Jan 2019

Green-tech’s Training the Trainer Chemical workshop heralded a success

Green-tech’s Chemical Workshop – training the trainer; held at BALI Head office in Stoneleigh, Coventry on 26th July has been heralded a great success by the delegates who attended. Read more

Bionema launch new specialist biopesticide training courses to increase product efficacy

Bionema have developed new, specialist biopesticide training courses to help participants understand and maximise the potential of these highly effective biologically based products which protect and enhance crops, plants and amenity areas. Read more

Learningwithexperts to offer RHS gardening qualifications online

The RHS has approved award-winning online learning provider Learningwithexperts.com 
(formerly MyGardenSchool) as an accredited provider of RHS gardening qualifications. Read more

Crown Group announces apprentice investment

Construction and landscaping specialist Crown Group has announced plans to increase its investment in apprenticeships as part of its strategic expansion of the business. Read more

(L-r) Apprentice Dominik Colbron with Gareth Emberton and former apprentice Richard Moss.

Wyevale Nurseries re-opens Management Trainee Programme

Wyevale Nurseries has re-opened its Management Trainee Programme and is calling for people to apply for a position. Read more

Andy Johnson

More chat from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

A new website for Westland, Showa’s bio-degradable gardening gloves, Eden Project seeds, a 10,000 strong Facebook community of Garden Goddesses and Hozelock’s electric weed killer were some of the innovations on show at the Garden Press event. Read more

Hozelock Thermal Weeder

HTA Development Programmes 2021

The HTA are excited to launch two new development programmes for 2021, which will support business development as well as personal development. Read more

BPOA & Peter Seabrook continue to fund young talent

The British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) and Peter Seabrook continue this year to offer young horticulturists a £1,000 bursary to support the study of commercial horticulture and encourage new entrants to the industry. Read more

Gabor Lukoviczki a grower at Lovania Nurseries won in 2018

Plant Healthy E-learning modules launched

In the International Year of Plant Health 2020, the Plant Health Alliance is pleased to launch five Plant Healthy training modules. The modules cover a range of subjects fundamental to the management of plant health and biosecurity in the UK. Read more

RHS careers videos to help recruitment

The RHS has created a new careers resource - rhs.org.uk/careersinhorticulture - with over 60 individual films showcasing some 45 different horticultural careers.

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HTA to introduce E-learning app - The HUB

This spring the Horticultural Trades Association is launching the HUB, its new E-learning app. Read more

Green-tech’s successful Training the Trainer Chemical Workshop moves on to Scotland

Green-tech’s Chemical Workshop – Training the Trainer; held at Capel Manor College in London on Wednesday 29th May was well attended and regarded as a great success by the delegates who attended. Read more

Hillier Nurseries Trainee Programme champions next generation of growers

Hillier Nurseries has recruited four trainee growers as part of the company’s ongoing investment in the future and the development of its production team. Read more

Hillier horticultural trainees

BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, part of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), and STIHL GB, joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Read more

BALI-NCF Train the Trainer Oatridge College

Sow the seeds for a fresh career this New Year

Pave the way for a new direction in 2018 with online gardening courses that fit lessons from experts around busy lifestyles. Read more

Perennial funds new horticultural traineeship at West Dean Gardens

Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists in times of need, is delighted to confirm a new partnership with West Dean Gardens, part of The Edward James Foundation, a charitable education trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in West Sussex Read more

Download e-learning courses now from Learning Plus

Learning Plus is a leading e-learning supplier, with a range of over 250 courses. These include a full range of Health and Safety and compliance courses endorsed by RoSPA and AIM awards that can be taken from any internet enabled device. Read more

Tom Hall-Martell

New legislation affecting sale of garden chemicals

From 26th November most garden retailers will be required by law to have a trained and certificated member of staff available when they sell garden chemicals.  The HTA and Crop Protection Association have a solution. Read more

Developing Business Leaders and Specialist Management and Supervisory Training

Cedar Associates offer a suite of effective Management Development Programmes. Read more

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