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Horticulture courses

There are a variety of opportunities to gain qualifications and/or experience at Kew. These include an international diploma in botanic garden management, an intensive three-year Kew Diploma, various apprenticeships and an internship programme.

Courses and training opportunities

Kew Apprentices in the Gardens

Sign up for our three-year practical horticulture course with day release option.

A photograph being taken of the graduates in Kew's Grass Garden

Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture.

Inside Kew's Palm House

The three-year Kew Historic Glasshouse Apprenticeship has been developed to support the Temperate House Precinct Restoration Project.

A group of interns jump for joy outside the Mansion at Wakehurst

Spend up to three months gaining practical work experience at one of the world's leading botanic gardens.

Photo of a group of people in a glasshouse

Today's botanic gardens perform a variety of roles from conservation and research to education and amenity. The International Diploma in Botanic Garden Management covers the diverse skills that botanic garden managers need to help their gardens operate effectively in the framework of international conservation conventions.