A great blog post from my old boss here.
Dennis – Trinity won’t be the same without you. Every posh gardens needs a long haired, heavily tatooed metal head looking after them. Lovely to read a bit from good old John Page too. It’s brought back lots of happy memories! All the best to you Xx
As my time at Trinity draws to a close, I have been reminiscing about my horticulture career and my journey to the dizzy heights of Head Gardener at Trinity College. Especially remembering how difficult it was at the beginning.
I have now written a couple of posts about how difficult it is for people entering and working in the world of horticulture. The first post I wrote on this subject was about my own problems I faced in the eighties, the second being about the problems many are facing in more recent times. So, I thought it would be interesting to see how things were for people starting out in horticulture before the eighties.
I started working at Trinity as an Under Gardener in May 2000, where I met a gentleman called John page, who had worked in the gardens dept since 1984; John still works in the gardens to…
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