Iain Parkinson, Conservation and Woodlands Manager, Wakehurst Place
Iain is responsible for managing Wakehurst’s unique tree collections, nature reserves and woodlands. Iain has worked at Wakehurst for the past 28 years helping to restore the tree collections following the Great Storm in 1987. He has a particular interest in traditional woodland management and more recently has been involved in restoring and creating a suite of quintessential Wealden meadows across the Wakehurst estate. He enjoys the challenge of developing the botanic tree collections whilst protecting the inherent natural beauty of Wakehurst.