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From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength. From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength.
I enjoy the challenge of maintaining the gardens to a high standard
I was always under the impression that you didn’t need to enjoy your job as long as it paid the bills. It took 6 long years of mundane employment to realise this. I had always been interested in the outside world and thanks to my parents who are keen gardeners themselves I decided to enrol at Writtle College to study Horticulture at a National Diploma level. During this time I gained a traineeship at RHS Hyde Hall where I really started to blossom (no pun intended!) It was great to put into practice things we learnt in the classroom and get a real practical grip on horticultural techniques.
I must have done something right at Hyde Hall because I applied for a position a year later and was successful. That was 6 years ago and time has flown by since. On a day to day basis I oversee the Queen Mothers Garden, Australian / New Zealand Garden, on site composting, pond management and plant sourcing for the entire garden. I have played a part in the planning and development of the garden including the new visitor building, courtyard gardens and dry garden extension. I can honestly say that no two days are ever the same and I enjoy the challenge of maintaining the gardens to a high standard.
Andrew Tebbutt (RHS Staff)
Clearing the woodland walk
Now is the time to get hardy plants in the ground
Chopping and chipping - find out how we're keeping your walk through the woods an autumnal
My last blog was about woodland planting. This time around it is a 180-degree shift as we heave
Planting 5,000 trees is no mean feat, especially in some of the stickiest clay around
Every morning I always take the time to carry out a quick lap of the Queen Mother's Garden
Our sub-tropical border at Hyde Hall has always been a firm favourite with both visitors and st
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