I’ve been Head Gardener with the National Trust for Scotland in Aberdeenshire, looking after Drum Castle and Craigievar Castle gardens as for twenty-seven years. Prior to this I had my own landscape design and construction business. I have also worked with a plant nursery, the agricultural college in Aberdeen as a lecturer and NOSCA (North of Scotland College of Agriculture) as a scientific officer. My main areas of horticultural expertise are Walled gardens; Roses; Cutting borders; Herbaceous plants; Heritage vegetables; Play area design and Wildlife Gardening. Plus, expertise in garden volunteer recruitment and training, as well as raising funds for gardens through workshops and garden fun days.