My Twitter Feed

February 17, 2018

Latest:

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildflowers embraced by the University of York -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Tim Howell explains why the landscaping industry needs to play its part in solving the problem of plastic waste -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener

A career in recruitment may not be the obvious start for many horticulturalists, but it was the path Nell Jones, the newly appointed Head Gardener at London’s oldest botanic garden, followed.

For 16 years, Nell enjoyed her flourishing career as a head-hunter but little did she know then that a new adventure awaited her. She embarked on a journey that lead her to take the helm at one of the most significant and important gardens for plant discovery in the UK if not the world, Chelsea Physic Garden, London.

In the early years of quitting the 9 to 5 office life, Jones volunteered in a garden located at a charity that offered care for adults with severe disabilities and medical conditions. The volunteering gave her the appetite for gardening. Enamoured with Chelsea Physic Garden, she took the plunge and volunteered her time at the small London site. At first, her volunteering role was restricted to the deceptively simple task of watering pots. Life as a full time trainee at the Garden followed thanks to the Historic and Botanical Gardens Bursary Scheme and survival on savings.

The then Head Gardener of Chelsea Physic Garden and subsequent presenter on Gardener’s World, Nick Bailey, was taken by Nell’s commitment and hard work as a trainee at the garden and was keen to offer her a full-time role, however nothing was available and the two parted company, seeing Nell take a job in a private London garden. On her very first day she got a call from Bailey to say a role was now vacant and hoping she could return to Chelsea Physic Garden!

Since those early days Nell has thrived at the Garden and moved up the ranks. She loves the hands-on nature of the role and is most passionate about British native plants. “The position of Head Gardener at the extraordinary Chelsea Physic Garden really is walking in the footsteps of some of the most well-known horticulturalists,” she said, adding: “So many important developments in the history of horticulture medicine and agriculture have been made at Chelsea Physic Garden.”

Comments are closed.