“I like to look for what’s trending and create real wow factors.”
Tash heads up our team of ten gardeners and watches out for our resident family of little owls. Read what she says about tending and transforming our gardens.
When did you first start working for The Grove?
I started at The Grove in 2003 while working for McQueens, who still do the flower displays here. We just instantly knew we wanted to work with them – we saw how special it is. That feeling hasn’t changed in all the years I’ve been here, which is 12 in total.
What’s your vision for the estate?
I like to look for what’s trending and create real wow factors. Working with the Wildlife Trust across the whole 300 acres is also very important. To support local biodiversity and wildlife, we’re constantly inter-planting with native wild flowers as they cope better with the hotter summers and colder winters of climate change. We created ‘wildlife corridors’ for small creatures to hide and for two months in winter we focus on the woodlands and wetlands. We try to be as green as we can.
Favourite part of The Grove?
The Grove in its entirety! I am so fortunate, working with the amazing gardens team and the whole family of staff – that sounds rather cheesy, but it’s true. I also love helping to create the visuals in new guest journeys, Pop Up Restaurants, Secret Garden Cinema etc. and of course sharing tips with guests whenever they come over to chat.