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In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.

From the Archive

Colonel Davis Richmond Park, 1953

Colonel Davis with his carp

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HRH Prince Edward presents a Royal Parks Guild award to a Royal parks apprentice at The Worshipful Company of Gardeners Autumn Court Dinner

The Royal Parks apprenticeship is one of the most prestigious schemes in the country for those wishing to gain a vocational qualification in horticulture. It is a 2 to 3 year scheme run jointly by The Royal Parks and Capel Manor College in partnership with the landscape maintenance contractors who employ the apprentices. It is supported throughout this term by The Royal Parks Guild.

At the instigation of The Royal Parks Guild two apprentices helped David Attenborough with conservation work at Richmond Park

Apprentices being introduced by The Royal Parks Guild to the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee event in Richmond Park

It is a “hands on” course involving both college based study and practical learning within the parks. The apprentices are able to undertake work on the Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (Levels 2 or 3) and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture. Further qualifications are possible within the scheme. Click or tap here to find out more details on the The Royal Parks' apprenticeship scheme.

The Royal Parks Guild plays a positive role in the apprenticeship scheme by arranging master classes, giving awards to mark individual achievement and providing mentoring when requested.

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The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.

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The Royal Parks Guild
14 Nelson Place
Isle of Wight
PO33 2ET

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