Meet Paul Our Head Gardener
As the Head Gardener at Goodnestone since 2006 , my journey has been deeply rooted in a passion for both biology and environmental stewardship. Having previously served as a Biologist for the Environment Agency, my transition to tending the vibrant landscapes of Goodnestone was a natural evolution. My tenure has been marked by a commitment to building upon the legacy left by Lady Margaret Fitzwalter and her Head Gardener John Wellard. Recent enhancements to the gardens include the introduction of a sub-tropical haven, a xeric cactus garden, a thoughtful redesign of expansive borders within the walled garden, and the establishment of a no-dig kitchen garden.
Beyond the pursuit of horticultural excellence, the gardens at Goodnestone are nurtured with a broader vision—embracing wildlife, championing sustainability, and inclusivity for a diverse range of visitors. These underlying principles propel the garden’s evolution, making Goodnestone not merely a cultivated space but a living testament to the interconnected beauty of nature and community.
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