Horticultural career spanning 30 years.
Horticultural Advisor at RHS Wisley (casual)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, the Professional Garden Consultants Association, the RHS and the Landscape Library.
RHS General Certificate in Horticulture, Brinsbury (distinction).
12,000 word Dissertation entitled ‘The Need to Garden’ (1st Class Honours Degree in Psychology).
Business Development/Marketing/PR for Lady Penelope Gardens Ltd, writing Press Releases, talks, Horticultural Luncheons, Panel Speeches and Presentations, articles, Social Media posts, monthly gardening column, Company Environmental Principles and Core Values.
Designing stands for trade and public fairs. Choosing artwork for advertising.
Active advocate of the current industry cause to encourage more collaboration within the Industry, keeping abreast of the Horticultural Trade Press, attending Trade Shows.
Senior Gardener for Lady Penelope Gardens Ltd.
Self-employed private gardener in large country gardens eg Woolbeding Glebe and The Manor of Dean.
Retail horticultural experience at Brook Garden Centre, wholesale Horticultural Production experience at Fleurie Nursery.
Drying, dyeing and supplying dried flowers at Ferrum Dried Flowers.
Owned small herbaceous plant nursery, selling through organised Plant Sales and Fairs such as the Weald and Downland Museum and Bignor Plant Fair.
Supplying fresh flower posies to Lodsworth Larder.