An interview with Kristina Clode

Kristina Clode is a garden designer based in East Sussex with a flair for naturalistic, wildlife and sustainable garden designs and planting schemes. We talk abouth Kristina’s career, ethos and award-winning designs.

An interview with Sam Hickmott – revisited

We catch up with a previous interviewee, Sam Hickmott, in our first ever ‘catch up chat’! Sam is now Head Gardener with responsibility for two stunning National Trust gardens. Sam brings both gardens to life in our brief chat: we challenge you NOT to want to visit both after listening to his descriptions.

An interview with Mercy Morris

Mercy Morris joined PlantNetwork as Administrator in October 2022, We find out more about Mercy’s very varied horticultural career, love of houseplants, National Plant Collection of spider plants and so much more! This interview could have been so much longer had the cafe we recorded it in not been so very noisy…. Apologies for the sound quality.

An interview with Joe Clements

Joe Clements, Conservation Assistant at the Lowther Estate, tells us about his horticultural training and how useful that is in his conservation role, beekeeping, regenerating farmland and the trials of growing succulents in Cumbria. Could this be the first meeting of the Nigel Brown Appreciation Society too?

Global vegetables in Essex

The idea of the Global Growth Vegetable Garden at RHS Hyde Hall was first conceived in 2012; when designer Xa Tollemache was inspired by the international planting of the Olympic Park as well as the increased interest in biodiverse planting and exotic vegetables. The form of the garden is circular […]

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Step ahead with your horticultural career 

On the 1st December, annual applications open for horticultural work-based training opportunities across all Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens. They offer an opportunity to get hands-on skills and experience alongside experts, prepare for life in the sector, and get paid at the same time. So if you aren’t in a […]