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Applications open for The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship.

Every year the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), jointly award an internship of a lifetime – The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship.   $4,500 USD is granted for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business. This year current or recent UK based horticultural students can apply to experience production horticulture in the US/Canada.   Past winner, James Crawford,

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RHS to recruit record number of apprentices

The RHS is preparing for its largest intake of apprentices, increasing the number to 16 across its five gardens in 2020 and 18 in 2021. This includes RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex and RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Apprentices work full-time for two years alongside

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Founder of Scape Design visits Plumpton College students

Students at Plumpton College were visited by four time RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner James Basson. James, alongside partner Helen Basson, is also the founder of Scape Design. A garden design company which specialises in sustainable, ecological and low maintenance gardens. The ethos of Scape Design is to blend gardens into their surroundings, hand selecting the correct plant palette to ensure that it is perfectly adapted

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A Career With.. Cole and Yates Recruitment

From their office in Gloucester Docks, Cole and Yates Recruitment are dedicated to finding permanent work for landscaping and grounds maintenance professionals all over the UK. Horticulture Careers’ Brand Manager, Liam Colclough caught up with Collette Jackson-Hobbs, Partner at Cole and Yates to discuss how they help candidates find the perfect role. Which areas of the UK do you cover?

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Funding for horticultural research students

There is a scholarship available to students pursuing a research career in the horticultural industry. As part of the David Colegrave Foundation Scholarship Season, £2,500 is available to support applied research within the horticulture industry. The Horticultural Research Scholarship is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and those studying for doctoral degrees. Last year’s winner Rakhee Dhorajiwala is completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Biosciences)

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A Career With.. Barlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Tree Experts was founded by Francis A. Bartlett in 1907 and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. From over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. Bartlett is dedicated to developing environmentally sound products and promoting their use. With the Bartlett Legacy Tree Programme, Bartlett provides tree seedlings to help

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An apprenticeship at Hampton Court: Interview with Daniel Allingham

Undertaking an apprenticeship is a great way to get a foothold in the career you want. An apprenticeship is a training programme that allows you gain skills and recognised qualifications whilst working. Horticulture careers caught up with Hampton Court Palace apprentice, Daniel Allingham to discuss his experience so far and his plans beyond gaining his qualification. Tell us a bit

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FutureScape 2019: Are you registered yet?

On Tuesday 19th November, the UK’s must-attend leading landscaping event and a vital addition of any landscape business schedule for the past 8 years; FutureScape will return to Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. One day, one show, one landscape: FutureScape is an intense and informal one-day show featuring seminars and sessions full of practical business advice and a chance to connect,

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A Career with… Garden Club London

Based from their headquarters in South East London, Garden Club London design and build gardens and landscapes from concept to completion with a passion and dedication like no other. Their specialist in-house team of Designers, Landscape Architects and Landscapers work with a range of clients to produce creative solutions and award winning standards of workmanship. Horticulture Careers caught up with

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The David Colegrave Foundation scholarship season is open

The David Colegrave Foundation is offering a variety of scholarships. It is also offering money for college tuition and accommodation fees, books and equipment, or for extra training courses.   This year there are seven scholarships to apply for:   Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship Up to £1,500 to fund travel to Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding

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