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AGS to fund second trainee placement at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Deadline 22 Feb

December 20, 2018
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We’re delighted to announce that, following the success of our 2018 placement, the AGS will be funding another one-year training placement focusing on alpine plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

RBGE has a long history of growing alpines and has one of the finest rock gardens in the UK. The AGS is a registered charity strongly committed to providing information and education focused on alpine and associated plants. This includes promoting the conservation and cultivation of this diverse range of plants, which includes rock garden plants, small herbaceous plants, many bulbs, dwarf shrubs and conifers, hardy orchids and hardy ferns.

Alpine house with a modern design

Christine McGregor, Director of the AGS, said: “This exciting opportunity will provide a thorough insight into the growing, conservation and displaying of alpine plants for an enthusiastic person in a world-renowned botanic garden. By joining forces in this way the AGS and RBGE have created an opportunity to educate and train alpine gardeners of the future. We are delighted to be offering this incredible opportunity for the second year running.’’

David Knott, Curator of Living Collections at RBGE added: “We are very grateful to the Alpine Garden Society in funding this training placement. It is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to immerse themselves in the study and cultivation of alpine plants.’’

In recent years the AGS has contributed to the refurbishment of the alpine house and trough yard at RBGE as well as funding a training placement last year.

The deadline for applications is 22 February 2019 and we anticipate interviews will take place in late April, with the placement commencing in June/July 2019. For further information and to apply, please visit the RBGE vacancies page.