Kevin is an experienced nurseryman and has for many years run a nursery at Heale House in Wiltshire, where he specialises in rare and unusual hardy trees, shrubs (especially magnolias) and perennials. He is well known for the interesting range of plants that he has collected, bred and developed, many of which are not well known or widely available. Kevin has a particular interest in wildlife and biodiversity and so his talk will also focus on how to attract wildlife into your garden.
Kevin Hughes originally trained in ecology before his passion for plants and gardening took over. Kevin spent seven years as head gardener at Spinners Garden and Nursery. He now has his own nursery, Kevin Hughes Plants, at Heale House near Salisbury where he specialises in unusual trees and shrubs, especially magnolias, hardy plants, climbers and trilliums.