About Me

About Me
Julie Henderson at Piet Oudolf's Garden, Hampshire.

The Piet Oudolf Garden at Scampston Hall

About Me

I am an RHS Level 3 qualified gardener and horticulturalist based in Congresbury, Bristol.

Eleven years ago I was inspired to move my career to all things plants, I have undertaken extensive training and obtained experience in many areas of horticulture, recently passing the RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture with commendation.

While living in Hampshire I completed a year’s practical training with the Women’s Farm and Garden Association, worked as a Tour Guide at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, and studied at Sparsholt College, passing RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture with commendation.

I started my own gardening business near Southampton, rapidly expanding in size and expertise, growing by recommendation. I also gained wide ranging horticultural experience working at New Forest Lavender Farm.

With a love of sharing my knowledge of plants, I taught workshops in pruning and propagation at Eastleigh College, Hampshire.

On moving to North Somerset in 2014, I worked full time at Middlecombe Nursery, in Congresbury, enriching my plant knowledge in this inspirational nursery environment.

I enrolled at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden studying for the RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture, moving on to teaching horticulture workshops, assisting with teaching the RHS Level 3, Practical course, and working as a Volunteer Tour Guide.

I am now running my horticultural business in North Somerset, in which I offer you the expertise and enthusiasm I have developed from these experiences.