James Poulton

Team Leader of the Formal Team, RHS Garden Wisley

Best moment in Horticulture? Meeting and working with Fergus Garret at Great Dixter

My team and I at Wisley look after the formal areas, which include horticultural highlights such as the herbaceous Mixed Borders and Rose Gardens. I studied Horticulture at Writtle College, Essex and joined the RHS after graduating in 2010. During my time at Wisley I have had the privilege to have cared for Battleston Hill and its woody collections, followed by the Country Garden and the Mixed Borders.
My horticultural interests include; Rhododendrons, woodland plants, garden history and wildflower meadows.
Some of my favourite gardens (other than Wisley, of course!) include; Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Beth Chatto’s and the lost gardens of Heligan. 
Best moment in Horticulture? Meeting and working with Fergus Garret at Great Dixter, a truly inspirational person and an amazing place.

James's posts and conversations

  • Garden grace

    Nothing tells you more that spring is well and truly here than the sight of a mass of tulips in

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  • Installing a support network

    Start staking now to get the best from your perennials – Wisley's famous Mixed Border

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  • Time for bed...

    Many think RHS Garden Wisley’s magnificent bedding displays happen overnight, but that&rs

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  • Rediscovering Bowles’ Corner

    Have you heard of E.A. Bowles? "Who’s that?" I hear you ask...

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