Monday 8 April 2013

Me & Kew

Here we go...

After getting my RHS Level 2 qualification and moving on to Level 3, having taken a fantastic free online course on Sustainability and after enrolling in the OU Masters module on Environmental Ethics, I started to send some applications for practical experience placements.

Do you know the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew? It's a beautiful botanical garden in London and a major tourist attraction: I first visited it when I was 18 and came to London for the first time for my summer holidays. Love at first sight! We became "friends" of Kew (got a membership card) even before we moved to the UK, and over the years we have spend several pleasant weekends strolling through the gardens or having lazy picnics under dozens of gorgeous trees.

Well, at the end of February I found out about Kew Gardens Horticultural Internship and applied. I must say, when the news came back that I had been accepted as an intern at the Arboretum, I was quietly excited BUT greatly worried! It was going to be something so very different from when I had done before... but then, this is the real start of my career changing adventure, so it is only right to have butterflies in my stomach. 

My internship requires me to write a daily diary of what I am learning, which I will do on the blog - I hope to be able to share with you what I learn, and that you enjoy it.

Let the adventure begin!

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