Future Gardeners

Future Gardeners is a new, 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.

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Bankside Open Spaces Trust has teamed up with The Worshipful Company of Gardeners and the Royal Parks Guild, to deliver the programme that will run for at least five years.

Open to all who want to try out a career in gardening, it is unique in that it does not 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.

“We are well on the way to realising our objective of making gardening and horticulture a career path for young people who might not have thought of it, had the opportunity to consider it, or are facing challenges within their lives because of disabilities or social issues.” Bernard Williams, Master, The Worshipful Company of Gardeners

For further details of the Future Gardeners programme please contact Louisa on 020 7403 3393  or email louisa@bost.org.uk

  • "I've met so many people here today, it's been amazing! I'm so happy that I came. My son really loved planting the vegetables, I'm really up for gardening"
    Edible Bankside gardener.

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