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My name is Ben Rickard, and I am a fully qualified gardener. My love of gardening first commenced when I gained a horticulture traineeship at Holmesglen TAFE. During the traineeship, I completed Certificate 11 in Parks and Gardens. The next year I was fortunate to gain an apprenticeship which allowed me to learn my trade and developed my skills while working on a wide range of top-end residential properties throughout Melbourne, including the Coonac Mansion in Toorak. The experiences I gained throughout my apprenticeship enhanced my gardening passion and my desire to remain within the industry. In November 2018, with the encouragement of my former boss and friends, I started up this Horticulture business.