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Joshua Tranter’s Diary

February 14, 2023

As a charity, the AGS supports the development of knowledge and skills in the alpine field by funding the AGS Trainee Scheme. During the 18 month placement, the successful candidate has the opportunity to work at various horticultural institutions (such as RBG Edinburgh, RBG Kew, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RSPB Haweswater Nature Reserve and the AGS Garden at Pershore). The work includes maintaining and enhancing the alpine plant collections in all the gardens as well as management of plant records. At RSPB Haweswater the trainee will help with conservation work.


Read the latest updates from our Trainee: Joshua Tranter

With a keen interest in alpines from a young age, I decided to apply to be the next AGS trainee (2023-2024). I am really looking forward to expanding my knowledge and work experience during the 18 months of the programme, working in various gardens and networking with alpine enthusiasts. My blog will give you insights into my life as an AGS Trainee.

Diary entries:

Autumn colour at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Alpine Garden Schachen

Alpine Garden Schachen

The Alpine Yard at RBGE - May 2023