As a professional gardener with over twenty years’ experience in garden maintenance, I bring to you a highly personalised consultancy service in which I can give you unique advice based on my knowledge and experience. While qualified at Degree level with a BSc. (hons) in Horticulture, from Pershore college of horticulture, my gardening career has taken me to:
Toledo Botanical Garden, OHIO, USA (60acres)
Coughton Court, Warwickshire (22 acres)
Kenilworth Castle Gardens, Warwickshire (2 acres)
Various manor houses in Worcestershire (15-23 acres)
An International Birds of prey centre in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. (12 acres)
In summary, Many of my larger projects listed above have been historic gardens, large gardens and gardens with a wide variety of plants and interest. My gardening career began in 1997 when as a student at Pershore College of Horticulture an opportunity arose to work and train at Toledo Botanical Garden in OHIO, as an intern.
The Internship was through Ohio State University. This lead to me taking charge of the Pioneer Garden, a demonstration plot for growing vegetables. This showed how the first European settlers would have used traditional organic growing methods as used by the native Americans in 1840 when they arrived in Northwest Ohio. I also supervised volunteers and travelled across America. I was lucky enough to visit The Burchard Gardens in British Columbia, Canada, Yellowstone Park, The Grand Canyon, Chicago Botanical Garden, New York Botanic Gardens in the Bronx.
After completing my studies in Pershore I worked at the Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court. Owned by an old Warwickshire family since 1409, the Gardens are a recent addition. Designed by Christina Birch, the Walled Garden was opened by Alan Tidmarsh in 1994. The centre piece of the garden is The Rose labyrinth, which was inspired by the tragic story of Rosemond Clifford in 1176, as recounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. I started as a daily gardener and worked my way up to Head Gardener and spent five years as Head Gardener. Working for the Throckmorton Family was a privilege and I was able to visit Chelsea Flower Show each year as part of my role.
After Coughton, a position as Garden supervisor at Kenilworth Castle became available. In 1575 this was one of the most expensive gardens ever created in its time. Robert Dudley, the earl of Leicester created the garden to impress queen Elizabeth I during three weeks of banquets and entertainment in June 1575. in 2009 English Heritage completed the modern reconstruction of the gardens based on records and documents held at the time. During my time at Kenilworth I participated in training at Downe House Kent, Wrest Park Bedfordshire, Hatton Garden London and RHS Harlow Carr Yorkshire.
My gardening practice has allowed me to build a diverse portfolio including a wide range of styles of garden. As well as domestic settings I have some large residential communal gardens and a twelve acre garden open to the public in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, The International Centre for Birds of Prey.
Why do I need a gardening consultant?
If you are looking for proffessional advice regarding Garden maintenance,
Border or plant maintenance.
Contact Tim Green BSc. Hons Horticulture, (25 years experience) at -
For planting advice and projects a contract can be arranged with payment details included.
for small one of advice sessions payment upon completion is acceptable.
John L. The Farmhouse