MacRobert Trust: Horticultural Training Grant Scheme

The MacRobert Trust

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: May 5, 2019

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Age restriction: At least 16 years of age

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The Horticulture Training Scheme is aimed at new entrants to horticulture, and current or recently qualified horticulture students looking for practical experience.

Every year, up to four new entrants to horticulture are awarded a place on our Horticultural Training Scheme, which pays a salary and provides accommodation within the estate if it is needed. Trainees are expected to be hands on, working a seasonally adjusted forty-hour week (8am to 5pm in summer and 8am to 4pm in winter) for a minimum of twelve months.

Trainees may expect to gain experience in a variety of areas including: lawn maintenance, herbaceous and shrub cultivation, ornamental tree and shrub pruning, propagation, production of bedding, cut-flower, fruit and vegetable cultivation, greenhouse culture and management, use and maintenance of machinery, infrastructure repair and maintenance, snow clearing and gritting operations and hard/soft landscaping. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, it illustrates the wide range of operations carried out in The Trust’s gardens.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • New entrants to horticulture and current or recently qualified horticulture students from United Kingdom.
  • Whilst previous horticulture experience or qualifications are not prerequisites to apply, you will need to demonstrate real enthusiasm and commitment in order to be selected.