Gardening Training

Our gardening department teaches you, our client, about soft (plants) and hard (building related eg paving, landscaping and garden maintenance. You will work on real customers’ gardens with our trained and qualified staff, learning about:

  • Lawn management
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Hedge-cutting
  • Pruning
  • Leaf-tidying 
  • Estimating costs of jobs and sourcing materials

In addition they’ll receive “classroom” training, here, to support their practical work, including plant identification, handling tools and machinery and health & safety awareness. 

This department is very hands on, and every day is different. We even have access to a nursery where we grow many items for sale on our stall at the monthly Guildford Farmers’ Market. As your experience grows, you will be able to look at applying for the following types of roles: garden centre worker, grounds maintenance contractor, landscape contractor, parks, gardens and green space officer.