Today, 20th April 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of our head gardener starting work at Trewithen.

In that time he has travelled to China twice to follow in the footsteps of the great plant hunters and to collect the International camellia garden of excellence award.

He has instigated a radical re-working of many parts of the garden including the cherry laurel hedges throughout the garden, removing and cutting them back to provide more light, air movement and increase planting areas. He is also adding to the plant collection using George Johnstone’s legacy of sourcing wild collected species as the basis for all future plantings hence the trips to china.

Only 30 more years before he can claim the RHS long service medal as have both his predecessors Jack Skilton and Michael Taylor.