Future Gardeners Training Scheme

Future Gardeners Training Scheme
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, London

Bankside Open Spaces Trust Future Gardeners scheme was launched in 2016. Future Gardeners is an innovative training and work experience scheme, giving participants the core skills to gain entry level jobs in the horticulture industry without having any previous experience or specialist education.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust has teamed up with The Worshipful Company of Gardeners and the Royal Parks Guild, to deliver the programme set to run for five years. It is open to all who want to try out a career in gardening, Future Gardeners is an educational scheme and doesn’t require entrants to have minimum educational qualifications.

As well as pre-apprenticeship training and a City & Guilds qualification, the budding horticulturists will have their career options enhanced by being introduced to key employers in the sector, including some at London’s finest parks and gardens.

The Future Gardeners course runs three times a year starting in January, May and September. The course is completely free and runs for 10 weeks part-time. Sessions are based at Red Cross Garden near London Bridge and Walworth Garden near Kennington, South London. 

You can apply for the course by emailing: louisa@bost.org.uk or calling 020 7403 3393..