Back to presentations: Annual conference 2017 ‘Connecting gardens; engaging people’Emma McNamara, Gardens and Parks Consultant, London and South East Region, National Trust. Emma provides support and expertise in all aspects of plantsmanship, horticulture, garden design and the management of designed parkland landscapes, by applying appropriate technical and consultancy skills to enable properties to achieve sustainable standards of conservation, access and presentation. Emma is currently undertaking a PhD in spatial analysis of visitors for conservation management of cultural heritage sites 2015-2020 Emma ran a garden design and historic restoration business in Winchester and France, 1996-2012. She also taught RHS General horticulture 1&2, and garden design at Sparsholt college, Hants 2004-2007. Project managed restoration of many historic gardens in Northern France and in the U.K.