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How to get your garden centre in the papers
Destination retailer Arboretum wins Ireland's Company of the Year award
Will it be a storming Christmas?
Notcutts saddened by John Woods Nurseries administration
40 new Homebase staff take up Garden Academy training
Santa parachutes in...and makes little Lucy's dream come true
Hibiscus topples poinsettia in T&M's Christmas mail order Top 10
Are you The Greatest at selling Pet Christmas products?
Centres urged to back Needlefresh charity initiative via Christmas tree sales
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Book your tickets for GTN’s Greatest Christmas Party
Christmas dinner in the garden is catching on says survey
Re-development plans for Whitehall Lacock
Field Sales Support (Vivid Arts Ltd) - ideal location East / South Manchester with access to M60
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Mixed fortunes for sales of garden products
Shoppers get into the Christmas spirit
Decorative bark is a bestseller this week for Westland
£2,500 travel bursary awaits Young Horticulturist of the Year
Deadline nears for Lawn Academy training places
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
New guidelines on labelling 'free from...' foods
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40 new Homebase staff take up Garden Academy training

Forty new employees have won places on Homebase’s  ‘Garden Academy’ training scheme.

Now in its third year, the students will undergo a 12-month programme to develop their gardening skills and knowledge and work alongside award-winning garden designer Adam Frost (right).

They will learn about garden planning and design, working with suppliers to develop product knowledge covering planting and landscaping, and will acquire practical horticultural skills to earn an RHS Level 1 Award.

Gareth Evans, 22, who will be based at Homebase Birmingham Sutton Coldfield store, said: " I’ve always loved gardening, so to be given the opportunity to turn my passion into a career is great, I can’t wait to get started.”

Garden Academy mentor Adam Frost said: “It can be challenging for our industry to attract young people to gardening and show them that it can be an exciting career. By working with Homebase, we have the opportunity to do something special and inspire a new generation of gardeners.”

Jonathon Kemp, head of garden and DIY, said Homebase was committed to championing horticulture as a career choice. “The academy is a fantastic opportunity for people from different backgrounds and ages to come together to share their passion for gardening and the outdoors and develop it into a great career. We are excited to welcome our third intake of Garden Academy students, to what we know will be a great start to their careers.”


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