New Team Member welcomed to Chevithorne Barton

Jul 31, 2017

By Chris McDonald .

It is great to see Tom Butler join the garden team here at Chevithorne Barton. Tom is an experienced horticulturalist with fantastic plant knowledge. After starting at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens as a volunteer in 2011, Tom soon rose up the ranks to being in charge of the propagation unit and plant nursery.

Along with 14 other genera, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is also home to a National Collection of Quercus, many of which Tom has successfully propagated. This invaluable skill set will be put to good use not only expanding the collection, but securing the existing taxa. Tom won't just be stuck in the greenhouse though, he will take an active hands on role developing this beautiful gardens and working closely with the rest of the team.