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Chris Smith

Chris Smith (co-Chair)


Chris is Co-Chair of the charity and has been gardening for 50 years. His horticultural interests have been many and varied over that time. An adventurous gardener by nature, he was converted to exotics in 1993 by Christopher Lloyd and been growing Cannas, Bananas and Gingers ever since. More recently he’s been interested in the new perennial movement. Chris likes ornamentals and rhizomatous plants as well as exotic medicinal and culinary herbs and vegetative propagation and supports the Community Gardener’s activities in these areas in the greenhouses and around the garden.

Chris leads the Border Workshop and the Greenhouse Exhibition Groups as well as managing all the fire on the site and training our firemasters. He also leads Community Baking and the Pizza Team.

Chris has a background as a senior manager and entrepreneur in telecoms and retail and is also a qualified teacher.

December 2019

Design and Maintain Borders in the Garden

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
£2 3 tickets left

Another year of this long-standing workshop that has so far designed and planted our Hot! Border in the walled garden and the ‘Oudolf’ border in front of the deck. This course is designed to build confidence in a range of gardening jobs and to think about how to make your garden different. This year we will be redesigning our sensory border in the lower garden as well as implementing a design for the border outside the gate and all the…

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