Andrew Hellman

When I moved to England from the US a decade ago I knew the UK was home to the best gardens in the world

When I moved to England from the US a decade ago I knew the UK was home to the best gardens in the world and I intended to find out why. I have now been at RHS Garden Hyde Hall for more than seven years and currently lead a team of six horticulturists where I have learned the secrets of great British gardening. It is without a doubt the passion and enthusiasm of British gardeners and I love being a part of it.

Leading the team at Hyde Hall that oversees the nursery and propagation, the large scale plantings of Clover Hill, the more detailed areas of the Queen Mother's Garden and the newly-completed Courtyard Gardens as well as the container displays and the developing woodland gives me the chance to be involved in a whole range of areas.  

Andrew's posts and conversations

  • Weeding with wine

    Andrew may be a taskmaster at work, but he's a bit more laid back at home

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  • Container audits in the garden

    Andrew Hellman at RHS Garden Hyde Hall gives you tips and ideas to keep your containers l

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  • Cutting through the jungle

    We returned to the garden on Monday to find our seed-sown annuals and first-year-flowering pere

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  • Potted rivalries – and an inspirational day out

    In the dying days of winter the team take time to visit some of the finest seasonal gardens in

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  • Wonders of the Great British winter

    During the winter I just sit in the potting shed watching television and drinking hot chocolate

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  • Wrapping up for winter

    Government accused of 'cancelling autumn' – meanwhile RHS Garden Hyde Hall keeps

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  • Next year's garden

    There is just the first sign of autumn colouring appearing on tree leaves, but I am already thi

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  • Preparing for a second spring at Hyde Hall

    The garden is in full swing now and every day there is something new blooming...

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