I completed a YTS in Horticulture at Cannington College and my day release placement was at a Care Home, working with the Head Gardener on their 9 acres of formal gardens. I hold NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and a City & Guilds qualification in Amenity Horticulture. I worked at the home for 4 years before moving to Monkton Elm Garden Centre, where I worked for 3 years in Commercial Horticulture and gained valuable experience of plants and the industry.
I joined Nynehead Court in 2001 as Assistant to the Head Gardener, and during this time I gained the Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) and took the RHS General Exam. I became Head Gardener in 2009, and now look after the home's impressive 18 acres of historic parkland.
I have been at Nynehead Court for over 19 years and love the history of the gardens, which I share with residents and visitors. Some of the trees are over 400 years old and are a joy to be around.