300 years of plant records at Mount Stuart


Back to presentations: Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit

Don Murray, Head of Island Landscape and Horticulture, Mount Stuart Trust.

MSc Plant Taxonomy from University of Reading. 30 years experience of botanic garden collections development (historic and contemporary), garden restoration/construction and installing new exhibits at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Botanic Gardens, Eden Project and Mount Stuart.

Graham Alcorn, Living Collection Manager, Mount Stuart Trust

32 years of experience of historic garden management primarily at Mount Stuart. Trained by the National Trust for Scotland on their Youth Training scheme at Younger Botanic Gardens, Benmore and the Diploma in Horticulture (Amenity), Threave School of Gardening completing his training in 1988. Graham had a year at Drumlanrig Castle Gardens before joining the Mount Stuart Team in 1989 to Head Gardener before taking on his existing role in 2016. Graham has extensive knowledge on Mount Stuart with a broad plant knowledge including rare and tender species identification, propagation and cultivation.