Andrew Chapman MSc., BSc., RHS Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture.
I have extensive knowledge of horticultural practices particularly through my training and work whilst with the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley and as Senior gardener at RHS Harlow Carr.
I spent four years as senior gardener and then team leader at RHS garden Harlow Carr, near Harrogate, and was responsible for maintaining and redeveloping their famous long borders.
I have many years experience of horticultural practice working with herbaceous perennial design and management, plant propagation, botanical skills, rose culture, pruning techniques and many areas of fruit culture.
(MSc) Biodiversity & Taxonomy of Plants Oct 2002-Sept 2003
University of Edinburgh
& Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
RHS Diploma in Practical Horticulture Sept 1999-July 2001
Royal Horticultural Society,Wisley Garden
awarded the N. K. Gould memorial prize for best herbarium collection
IPPS award for most skilled plant propagator
(BSc) Horticultural Science Oct 1996-June 1999
University of Nottingham
Ashgate prize for best student and Dullforce prize for highest mark
Merlin Trust Valerie Finnis prize bursary trip to New Zealand 2008
Pippa Chapman BA., RHS Adv.Cert., Dip.Perm.Des.
Alongside developing our smallholding and raising our children, Poppy and Moss, I am also a freelance horticultural consultant. Here at Fern Cottage I am developing mixed edible and flowering herbaceous borders.
I have worked both as Head Gardener of a large private estate and in public gardens and developed a huge range of skills and experience of many shapes, sizes and styles of garden
I have been researching good sustainable horticultural practice for many years now both during my Permaculture Design Course at the University of Bradford and my Diploma in applied Permaculture.
(Dip.Perm.Des) Diploma in Permaculture Design Nov 2013
Permaculture Design Course Univeristy of Bradford, April 2011
One year Certificate in Practical Horticulture, Distinction
RHS garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate Sept 2008 - Aug 2009
RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 3
Shipley College, Shipley July 2008
RHS General Certificate in Horticulture
Craven College, Skipton June 2006
BA hons Fine Art Sculpture
University of Brighton Sept 2000 - Jun 2003