Garden staff keeps on growing

Kevin Dowding and Craig Woodhouse  and new gardeners at The Alnwick Garden.
Kevin Dowding and Craig Woodhouse and new gardeners at The Alnwick Garden.

TWO gardeners have joined the team at an Alnwick attraction.

Kevin Dowding and Craig Woodhouse have taken on roles at The Alnwick Garden, bringing with them a wealth of experience.

Kevin has become deputy head gardener following a highly-successful period at Kew Gardens’ renowned School of Horticulture, where he worked with students from around the world.

He is suited to further develop some of The Alnwick Garden’s engagement programmes, such as the Roots and Shoots programme.

The second new arrival is in fact an old face.

Craig started his career at Alnwick as a first gardener before leaving to join the National Trust at Nostell Priory and Parkland in West Yorkshire. He returns as senior gardener.

Trevor Jones, head gardener, said he was ‘delighted’ to have Kevin and Craig on board, describing them as passionate and experienced.

“Our vision is an ambitious one – with over 40,000 plants in the Garden we want to be synonymous with the gardeners’ garden, whilst at the same time presenting a garden that affords great pleasure and delight for people of all ages,” he added.