A Head Gardeners Horticultural Journal

“I dreamed of being a teacher, but academically I just don’t cut the Mustard!

So I became a Gardener and learnt to Teach the World to Grow! “

I believe a love of nature, plants, animals and our environment is essential, today our modern thinking is as much about our ecological footprint as it is about our desire for well-manicured gardens and it’s relationship with mother nature.


I always loved to get my hands dirty! The photographs were taken from slides taken by my Grandfather back in 1973.

igrowhort-teaching-the-world-to-grow-one-seedling-at-a-timeFeatured in the local newspaper for top Horticultural student at Radbrook College, Shrewsbury for two years running in 1987-88.

“Putting my passion, drive and enthusiasm for Horticulture to good use is paramount to me and if I can help ignite the desire to learn in others then I feel my life challenges will be fulfilled.”


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About Head Gardener 291 Articles
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”

1 Comment

  1. Great , my love of garden like you grew from my grandmother, but not till I had to change my lifestyle was I given the opportunity to try .where would we be without grandmothers ?

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