History

Click on a leaf to read about key dates in my career.

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1977, Trained at Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Head Gardener, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Head Gardener, Lord Heseltine, Oxon
Garden Consultant to Fitzwilliam & Homerton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Teacher of Garden Design & Advanced Garden Design
Teacher of RHS General and elements of RHS Diploma
Wicken Fen, NT – on Advisory Panel & Local Management Committee
Garden Design & Television work, Tennessee, USA
Moved to the Isle of Skye (2004)
Head Gardener, Mohamed Al Fayed, East Coast Scottish Estate

 

Andrew has been designing gardens since 1982 with many distinguished commissions.

The strong practical element of Andrew’s designs is in part recognition of his work managing large and important gardens. These have included Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Homerton College, Cambridge. Lord Heseltine’s garden and arboretum, and the gardens of Mohamed Al Fayed’s Coastal Scottish Estate.

A lifetime of interest in the natural environment has run in tandem with Andrew’s passion for gardens. This has lead to leading wildlife tours for the RSPB in the Cevennes and Pyrenees in France and on the Isle of Skye. Andrew was also a committee member of the Local Managment and Advisory Group at Wicken Fen (NT) in Cambridgeshire. He currently acts on the behalf of the community where he lives, liasing with the Woodland Trust to manage a significant woodland on Skye. Andrew is also Garden Consultant for the Clan Donald Lands Trust at Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles.