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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.
What I most enjoy is the fact that there is always something to learn and discover about plants, horticulture and the environment
I had been commuting to London for twenty years, working in the travel industry and then in administrative posts for a University. When I realised I was spending too much time gazing out of the window watching the gardeners work, I decided that it was time for a change.
I went to evening classes to study for the City & Guilds Certificate in Gardening followed by the RHS Level 2 course, and then undertook seasonal jobs in garden maintenance. When the Horticulturist post became available at Hyde Hall it was an ideal opportunity to combine my enthusiasm for horticulture together with my administrative background and use of databases.
I have now worked at RHS Garden Hyde Hall since 2007. My role involves looking after the plant records and labelling with help from two volunteers. My tasks range from logging newly planted areas, to putting out labels throughout the garden, ensuring labels are visible to visitors, updating the RHS horticultural database BG-BASE, measuring trees and answering horticultural queries.
What I most enjoy is the fact that there is always something to learn and discover about plants, horticulture and the environment.
Jeanette Jones (RHS Staff)
Free plants among the pots
Green is the new black
Discovering seedlings and the beauty of seedheads in borders
At this time of the year there seems to be a green haze in the air as trees cloak themselves in
The mild weather is confusing garden plants with bulbs springing up and flowers appearing on su
Dining out at Hyde Hall – top autumn eateries for insects are also a feast for the eyes
The Cottage Garden and the Modern Country Garden have distinct styles giving a different atmosp
Over the past few weeks in the Dry Garden some rather distinctive and strange-looking plants ha
It’s that time of the year when new plant deliveries at the garden require their passport
I love this time of the year and for many reasons. Not only are spring bulbs flowering it is al
With a vast and superb array of new and old trees around the lake at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, labe
Labelling plants at RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a more in-depth, precise undertaking than you might
As a member of the curatorial team my role includes covering the weekend rota - the duties invo
My job involves recording all the planting at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, which, on a lovely day, is
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