A Love for Learning


Passion comes in many forms, a love for life, friends, family. Perhaps a love for learning which often comes from a deep need of education, personal advancement and a desire to develop our all inquisitive minds.

Gone are the days when learning is limited to a school curriculum, with a world of knowledge available with the touch of a button, we have at out finger tips all the information we could possible need. Strangely enough this technological advancement appears to be making the younger generation mindfully lazy, we no longer need to remember, memorise or recall masses of written information, these days we can simple Google it! It’s no wonder we are glued to our handheld devices, soaking up current affairs, news, updates and getting answers to our most recent questions.

I have a real passion for learning for knowledge, taught, learnt and shared and whilst this abundance of data at the flick of a switch is like having our very own expert at our disposal. There is nothing better than learning from an expert, a professional of their field who has a wealthy of knowledge and a willingness to share. Mentors come in many forms, friends can help steer us in a new direction, often family are responsible for igniting a fire in out bellies that never goes out.

I feel a warm rosy glow even on the coldest bleakest, winters day when I get the opportunity to share, train advise or simply put teach others about Gardening and Estate Management.

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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