Horticulture Training

Horticulture Training

Our Parkfield site offers amazing hands-on opportunities for anyone wishing to work in horticulture or grounds maintenance.

We have been undertaking renovation of the park grounds as part of our community work, restoring the area to a place of beauty for local families, dog-walkers and residents.

We have created a garden area, which we aim to expand over coming years, providing fresh produce for our trainee chefs to use in the kitchen. We have also undertaken construction projects, repairing walls, fences and clearing overgrown areas of woodland.

Conservation & Land Skills

  • Provides conservation, forestry & land based skills
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Practical volunteering placement
  • Prepare for CSCS
  • Gain a work related reference
  • Access Universal Jobmatch
  • Explore career options
  • Build your employability skills

This opportunity offers formal qualifications gained in an 8-week volunteer work experiences placement. You will support a team to maintain to woodland and grounds of the historic Parkfield building in Paignton.

Parkfield Experience

  • Provides mentoring and support to explore work opportunities
  • Nationally recognized qualification
  • Try practical tasks in a horticultural setting
  • Plan for your future
  • Gain a work related reference
  • Review/create a CV
  • Access Universal Jobmatch
  • Build your employability skills

This opportunity offers a mix of training and mentoring over 5 weeks within a volunteer placement. As part of a small group you will help to maintain the grounds of Parkfield House whilst gaining confidence and skills.

Latest news from our gardens

Our Horticulture tutors and students are passionate about gardening and love to share the latest news about the projects at Parkfield, plants that are blooming or weird and wonderful discoveries!

Click here to view the Horticulture blog and news page.