Dave is an inspiration and I have to say, one of the most hard working, considerate, pleasant people I have ever met. Your dedication and hard work is very much appreciated.
Toby Maynard, Kew Gardens
Dave has always loved the outdoors and started working in horticulture in 2006. After studying at Pershore College and then initially working at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses and later at RHS Garden Wisley Dave developed an exceptional plant knowledge and a love of plants and the natural world. In 2008 Dave won a silver medal at BBC Gardeners World Live for Dry and Thirsty, a small planting display showcasing drought tolerant planting. In 2011 Dave won the RHS Best Trainee award at RHS Garden Wisley and went on to manage an area of the garden and to redesign the well known grass borders.
In 2012 Dave joined the RHS show team and was involved in managing both the RHS Chelsea and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Shows. Dave spent several years managing the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show developing the show layout and designing and delivering several show features. Most recently Dave has focused on show feature delivery and this year (2017) has been involved in delivering a planting display at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and a Butterfly Dome display at RHS Hampton Court Palace and RHS Tatton Park Flower Shows.
As well as show work Dave maintains several gardens and has worked with others to deliver residential garden projects. In order to contue to expand his skills Dave is currently studying part time for an MA in Landscape Architecture with Birmingham City University.