My Writtle University College
Writtle gave me a gateway into horticulture and in turn set me up for my life ahead. My time there was fun, exciting, hard work, inspiring and varied.
My Career Path
Prior to working as Head Gardener and Estate Manager for the National Trust at Stourhead Alan was Head Gardener at Mount Stewart for the National Trust in Northern Ireland. He has also been Assistant Head Gardener at Stourhead, Tree Surgeon with South of Ireland Tree Services and Gardener/Estate Worker at Marks Hall Arboretum in Essex.
My Current Job
Alan is now Head Gardener and Estate Manager for the National Trust at Stourhead. He is regularly featured on BBC Radio 4’s PM show with presenter Eddie Mair for his affecting descriptions of Stourhead.