Set up in 2013 with the support of Adam Frost, Homebase’s Garden Academy aims to inspire and train the next generation of gardeners. Students spend time with Adam learning about everything from garden planning and planting, to complicated landscaping, as part of their training to achieve a Royal Horticultural Society Level 1 Award. They also work in the garden centres of Homebase stores throughout the year, to hone their knowledge of gardening products and understand what customers want for their garden.
The Garden Academy is a great opportunity for anyone looking to grow a career in gardening. In its 1st year, we saw 12 students graduate, but it’s been so successful in recent years that 40 new students joined the academy in September 2015. But the good news doesn’t stop there – we are now looking for an additional 40 green-fingered enthusiasts to start in the academy in January 2016.
Looking to apply?
Our application process is currently closed whilst we review candidates for the 3rd Garden Academy.