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I am an FE qualified lecturer in horticulture. I also give talks on garden history to gardening clubs, history clubs and WI's ertc
Consultant. Lecturer. Historic Garden Displays
September 2007 - September 2007
Consulant for heritage gardens.
Providing interesting and fun, educational garden displays at historic venues.
Lecturer on plants and gardens for garden groups etc.
The Historic Gardener gives talks and demonstrations on garden history from the Roman period up to the 'Dig for Victory' campaign.This includes a monk herbalist.
I can provide:
Historic gardening displays and interpretation for heritage sites.
Talks for Gardening Societies.
Available for film work. I provide my own costume and all gardening equipment. Have a gardener who really looks like they know what they are doing! Full Equity member
The Prebendal Manor 1995/Current
Researched, designed and implemented the construction of the historically accurate medieval gardens. Set up a database of known medieval plants and their uses. I run day courses on Medieval Gardens and lead tours of the garden.
Lecturer in Horticulture
September 2000 - September 2007
Teaching horticulture in theory and practice to students ranging in age from school and special needs students to Foundation Degree level. Course Manager for NVQ 2 Landscape and Sports Turf. Wrote the Foundation Degree Garden History module for the 'Garden Design' course, validated by UCN.
January 1992 - January 1996
The Menagerie was restored by the late Gervase Jackson-Stops. I was responsible for landscaping, supervision of temporary staff, management of the nursery and leading tours of the house and garden.
Qualifications & Certifications
MA Garden History
Birkbeck, University of London
Licentiate of the City and Guilds Institute in Amenity Horticulture
Northampton Grammar School for Boys
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