Volunteer Access Programme - One Garden Brighton

City & Guilds Level 1

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We are delighted to offer a FREE programme to those who wish to join our horticulture volunteer programme. Before joining, we ask you complete the course to give you a full induction to One Garden Brighton. The course includes: 

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Qualification: Practical Horticulture Skills 
  • An introduction to Retail Knowledge award: Plumpton College 
  • An introduction to Customer Service award: Plumpton College

The City & Guilds Level 1 award in Practical Horticulture Skills focuses on providing a solid foundation for developing essential horticultural knowledge and skills. These not only offer opportunities for employment, but provide the foundation for further skills development at levels 2 and 3. The course is free and you do not need previous horticultural experience toapply.


Varied horticultural practices on the One Garden Brighton site: 

  • Assist with planting and establishing plants
  • General upkeep of the public areas
  • Production skills to produce plants for sale
  • Award in Retail - Knowledge of plants in the garden for sale
  • Award in Customer Service - Training on how to engage with our visitors

Course details

Dates & Location

23rd May 2022



Entry Requirements

None. If you have already gained a horticultural qualification previously, this award is not compulsory.


Stanmer Campus is based within One Garden Brighton, proudly presented and managed by Plumpton College. Based within Stanmer Park, just off the A27, One Garden Brighton is a walled garden, with 12 contemporary themed gardens a destination eatery and retail space. It is Plumpton College's Centre of Excellence for Horticulture Training & Education. 

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