Colegrave Seabrook support for horticultural students

Smart Garden Products sponsoring five Student Scholarships for 2024. Horticultural students are encouraged to apply for a range of bursaries and scholarships in 2024. Read more - open to all

Government gives £1 million boost to Forestry skills training 

Current and aspiring foresters and arboriculturists are set to benefit from an additional £1 million in funding, which from today (Thursday 21 September), is being allocated to fund training courses in forestry and arboriculture across England, following an unprecedented demand. Read more - open to all

GIMA launches 2025 Consumer and Design Insights+Trends Report

The ever-popular GIMA trend report is set to return this September with three webinars confirmed, each providing delegates informative and interactive insight into those trends that are set to shape consumer desires, attitudes and aesthetics in 2025. Read more - open to all

Westland funds for The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation

The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation is benefiting from a substantial donation from Westland Horticulture to assist the Foundation with their work supporting students studying horticulture. Read more - open to all

Ed Conroy, CEO of Westland at BBC Gardeners World Live in 2022

RHS launches new scholarship programme

RHS launches new scholarship programme worth £125,000 to grow gardeners of the future. The New Shoots initiative will help the RHS raise the profile of horticultural careers and make the industry more accessible through the launch of a number of new programmes. Read more - open to all

Training Academy launched to tackle crippling landscape industry skills gap

TASK (Training Academy for Skills & Knowledge) launched this Autumn 2022 to tackle the ever-widening skills gap that is affecting the UK’s land-based industries. Read more - open to all

Hillier launches new Apprenticeships

Hillier is offering Government accredited, bespoke apprenticeships in Horticulture, Hospitality, Supply Chain Operative, Retail, Customer service, or Management. Read more - open to all

Toby Fielding

Scholarship season open for horticulture students

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) scholarship season is open for student horticulturists. This year sees the launch of a new £1,000 scholarship, providing another fantastic opportunity for students who work, or were born in, the North West of England to study horticulture.  Read more - open to all

Thrive helps more people access health benefits of gardening 

Thrive is launching a new training course offering online and flexible learning for those looking to establish services that harness the healing power of gardening. Read more - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

New Sustainable Pest Control course launched

Garden centre staff can now gain knowledge to help customers to deter and combat pests in a more natural, sustainable way via the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) GROW (Garden Retail Online Workshops) e-Learning platform. Read more - open to all

GCA launches new GROW module on Sustainable Disease Control

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has just introduced another new module to its Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) e-Learning platform – this time on Sustainable Disease Control (August 2023). Read more - open to all

Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROW at the GCA

New GCA GROW food safety and health & safety courses launched

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) e-Learning platform has introduced five new compliance-based e-Learning courses covering food safety and health & safety (July 2023). Read more - open to all

Bionema launches new digital biocontrol training platform

The Bionema Group Ltd has launched a new digital biocontrol Training platform, to help end-users maximise the potential of their highly effective biological-based products, which protect and naturally enhance crops. Read more - open to all

Applications open for RHS work-based training

Applications for RHS work-based training positions are open, giving prospective horticulturists and those wanting to progress their career, training with leading experts and the opportunity to learn hands-on skills while getting paid. Read more - open to all

Colegrave Seabrook opens for new scholarship applications

The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation, which supports students studying Horticulture at UK colleges and universities, announces the opening of the application season for scholarships. Read more - open to all

Training at Floranova

Hillier becomes Government accredited training provider 

Hillier has proudly announced that it has become a Government accredited training provider, helping to further its mission to inspire the future of horticulture. Read more - open to all

Demand for horticultural training surges, says RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has reported a 58% increase in applicants for its work-based training programmes in 2021 – the highest in decades – as many reconsider their post-pandemic career options. Read more - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

RHS careers videos to help recruitment

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

Read more - open to all

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 - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

BALI-NCF Train the Trainer Oatridge College

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