Professional Garden Design and Maintenance
On this page you find a selection of my past and current roles. By clicking on the images you can access the galleries for each project.
Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex
Privately owned historic house, gardens and nursery, open to public, providing practical and theoretical seminars. I held a role as a vegetable gardener in residence between 2007 and 2010. My main responsibilities were growing vegetables for Great Dixter House and gardens and my job included all aspect of gardening, soil maintenance, propagation, plant care, pest control, harvest and sale, arranging plant and vegetable displays, nursery duties (sale and propagation) and care of the house.
Head gardener: Fergus Garrett
Fellow 'Gardener in Crime': Jean Michel Tassoni
Hinton Admiral Gardens,Hampshire
Privately owned historic house and gardens in the New Forest.I was part of a team of four gardeners between 2010 and 2012.I was involved with all aspects of horticultural tasks which was required on the extensive grounds including Victorian walled gardens and glass house, perennial borders, lakes,rockery,fernery, stumpary and woodland areas.
Head gardener: Robin Mason
Deputy head gardener: Alex Bazeley
Private Country House, Dorset
Privately owned country house with extensive forest grounds.I held a sole gardener position between 2010 and 2013.I was helping a young family to gradually take back from nature a hidden,overgrown and neglected garden.I was working simultaneously on border designs and doing the implementation by myself and the help of my clients.
Private Country House, Wiltshire
I have held a role with the responsibility of the maintenance and improvement of a 1.5 acre riverside garden since 2011 redesigned by Catherine Thomas in 2008. The job includes border and vegetable planting schemes; planting; propagation; espalier, soliter fruit tree and shrub maintenance; lawn care.The garden has unique spring and autumn bulb collection and its location along the River Avon provides an exceptional setting for gardening.
Private Country House, Berkshire
The jobs main aspect is the maintenance and improvement of a 2.5 acre walled Victorian-Georgian garden, recently redesigned by Arne Maynard. Personal responsibility for borders, planters, potager, shrubs, climbers and bulbs. Supervising independent contractors to maintain hedges, trees and lawns, pest control and also hard landscaping work.
Officers House, Rye Harbour, East Sussex
Luxury holiday cottage with seaside inspired wild garden. My tasks included maintenance and revitalization. I helped my clients between 2009 and 2013 on a frequent basis to advise and carry out the upkeep of the grounds of this traditional coastal house.
Gallivant Hotel, Camber, East Sussex
Coastal hotel and brasserie with gardens, car park, and outdoor seating areas exposed to seaside conditions. I was helping with design and general maintenance of a freshly refurbished and revitalized holiday complex. My roles were border and container planting layout, both design and implementation and general garden maintenance
Old Post Office, Witchampton, Dorset
Privately owned, highly maintained cottage garden. I have been helping the clients with the redesign and implementation of various perennial borders. I have also undertaken seasonal maintenance tasks.
Fellow gardener and also 'client in crime': Lynn Case
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