Pippa Chapman BA., RHS Adv.Cert., Dip.Perm.Des.
I am a gardener, designer, forest gardener, horticultural consultant and author of ‘A plant lovers backyard forest garden’
I trained with the RHS and have spent time as Head gardener of a large private estate where I developed a huge range of skills. I now work exclusively organically to enable wildlife to thrive along side people.
I am passionate about demonstrating how you can grow a forest garden in an average sized garden that is beautiful as well as productive.
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 and relish the chance to apply this when designing and maintaining gardens.
(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
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 RGB Edinburgh, Dunedin botanic gardens, NZ, 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 Harlow Carr, near Harrogate, and was responsible for maintaining and redeveloping their famous long borders.
I have many years experience working with herbaceous perennial design and management, plant propagation, botanical skills, rose culture, pruning techniques and many areas of fruit culture.
I have been breeding my own vegetable varieties for many years including new highly productive blight resistant dwarf tomatoes and blight resistant potatoes, some of which are currently in trials at Bangor university with the Savari trust. I am also developing a landrace of beans and am interested in developing local varieties and helping others to breed their own. I have developed a locally adapted squash which grows well on our site and has been bred for excellent flavour and long storage. I am always keen to hear from other like minded individuals.
(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