Skilled Hands

‘I’ve been a passionate gardener all my life. I set up Tender Graft in 2015 and quickly realised that I had found the thing I was always meant to do. I absolutely love my job, and get huge pleasure from giving people the enjoyment of their green spaces. I have trained with the RHS and NPTC and continue to build my professional skills and qualifications. Being a qualified teacher comes in handy when I am coaching people. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturists (CIH).


WRAGS Trainee

We are proud to grow our own talent, and sometimes employ a Horticultural Trainee under the Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme (WRAGS) operated by the Womens’ Farm and Garden Association (WFGA). The Scheme attracts highly motivated people (not just women) wishing to develop a new career in horticulture. The training programme is rigorous and well regarded and you will find WRAGS trainees in some very famous gardens including Kew! We share the WFGA’s wish to support horticultural skills development and see involvement in the Scheme as an excellent way of attracting high calibre employees. Enquiries about the scheme can be directed to us or to the WFGA.

More Pairs of Hands

There is always lots to do in our gardens, so we sometimes invite skilled people to help us. We use people with horticultural and/or land-based qualifications and/or proven landscaping and gardening experience whose work we know we can be proud of.


We sometimes have opportunities for passionate people, under the WRAGS scheme or working directly for us. If you think that you can help us, send us your CV and a covering letter by email to