Alumni
Our Alumni

You are inspirational. We want to hear about your achievements and successes so we can share your story with others. You'll be joining a number of industry-recognised names who have won a variety of prestigious awards and are proud to make a difference.

Some of our notable alumni include:

Toby Buckland

Having initially trained as a Rose & Pinks Nurseryman, Toby went on to work at the Botanic Garden in Cambridge following his course at Hadlow. In 2008 he was appointed as the main presenter on BBC TV Gardeners' World.

Fern Alder

After her degree in Garden Design, Fern studied RHS Advanced Horticulture and went on to win a Gold Medal at Hampton Court in the "Small Garden" category and three international design competitions. Along with her many commissions, Fern's work includes a design for The Natural History Museum complementing its Butterfly Jungle exhibition and "Harry's Memorial Garden" for The Future Gardens Show. Fern is a regular columnist on gardening advice for a Kent newspaper.

Charles Tassell

Finishing college in 1981, Charles has made a career of his arable and top fruit farm which overlooks the Weald of Kent, before eventually diversifying it into office lets and toll rides for horses. A key player in the Kent farming community, he is currently a member of the Kent County Agricultural Society and Chairman of the NFU in Kent.

Steve Edney

At 27, Steve was appointed the first Head Gardener of the Salutation Garden, Sandwich for over 20 years. His task was to rebuild this historic garden - originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens & Gertrude Jekyll - it was re-opened in 2007 by Monty Don who described it as one of his top ten gardens. Steve has appeared on "Country Lives" and his talk on his work and experiences is in much demand.

Matthew Wilson

Matthew's childhood love of wildlife and the environment led him to study at Hadlow College. Since then he has worked for the RHS as a Curator at Hyde Hall; Head of Site & Curator at Harlow Carr and more recently Head of Gardens Creative Development. Matthew is a regular contributor to a number of gardening publications including Garden Life, The English Garden, Gardeners' World and Gardens Illustrated. He has been a columnist for The Daily Telegraph and written four books.

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Posted on 28th June 2017 in Horticulture, Events

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Posted on 26th June 2017 in General

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