Trewithen Gardens in Cornwall has been accepted by the Historic and Botanic Gardens Bursary Scheme (HBGBS) and has taken on trainee Ivor Benoy.
With a background in production horticulture, Benoy will use this one-year placement to upgrade his skills through practical experience in Trewithen's gardens, as well as in the nursery and the plant centre.
With no previous history of training at the gardens, Trewithen was initially refused by the scheme last year. Now, head gardener Gary Long has implemented RHS standard training for volunteers and Trewithen has become part of the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme.
The other gardens on the scheme in Cornwall are the Eden Project and Tregothnan Botanic Garden.
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