BUDDING gardeners keen to turn their passion for plants into a blossoming career can take advantage of Royal Horticultural Society’s apprenticeship programme.

RHS is currently accepting applications until March 11.

Apprentices earn while they learn, working full-time alongside highly knowledgeable and experienced teams in world-class RHS gardens including Harlow Carr in Yorkshire.

The two-year horticulture apprenticeship programme, starting in August, gives apprentices the chance to try their hand at a vast range of tasks throughout the seasons, from planting borders and lawn care through to harvesting fruit and vegetables.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training.