Back to presentations: Annual Conference 2018 – Back to basicsDr. Rachel Warmington, Plant Pathologist, The Eden Project Rachel works at the Eden Project, a botanic garden, educational charity and tourist destination, where she is responsible for detection and control of plant diseases, as well as keeping an eye on the health of the soil. Before pursuing horticulture as a career she worked as a tax adviser for eight years. Rachel completed her horticulture degree at Pershore College, whilst working part time work as a gardener, becoming a full time Head Gardener after graduations. Two years later Rachel started a PhD at Warwick University, working on a fungal pathogen which affects over 400 plant species. Rachel was awarded the Marsh Horticultural Science Award in 2013 and when Rachel finished my PhD in 2014 started as the plant pathologist at the Eden Project.