Due to a landslip, the A386 north of Orford Mill will remain closed in both directions until further notice. RHS Garden Rosemoor remains open, and diversions to the garden are in place. Please allow additional time for travelling.

Catherine Venn

I am hooked every time with the fascinating process of creating new plants from small beginnings.

I have worked at Rosemoor for nearly 11 years and I was a volunteer for just over 2 years before that so I have seen quite a few changes as the garden has grown and developed.

I work on the nursery here growing all of the plants that are used in the garden, it was worked out that we probably have a through-put of some 25,000 plants a year, with all of the bedding and vegetables as well as the plants for the rest of the garden; so enough to keep us busy!

I studied first for NVQ level 2 in amenity horticulture and I then followed this up with studying RHS level 3 half of which I taught myself on those long winter evenings when you can’t get out in the garden.

As it happens the thing that I enjoy most about gardening , other than sitting back and enjoying what  has been created is also part of my job  – I love propagating plants whether it is seed sowing or taking cuttings I am hooked every time with the fascinating process of creating new plants from small beginnings and watching them grow.

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