Henry Macaulay

Henry Macaulay works at Sarah Raven's Cutting Garden at Perch Hill - he previously worked at Nymans and recently at Parham House, where as a Senior Gardener he managed the gardens’ inspiring colour-themed herbaceous borders. A tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and the Garden House in Brighton, his work has featured in magazines including Country Living, BBC Gardeners World, the English Garden and Country Life.

Describe your approach to teaching.
My approach to teaching is to build confidence by sharing key tips and insights, highlighting those unusual plants and sophisticated combinations which can really make a garden stand out.

What inspires your own work?
I’m inspired by people’s enthusiasm to learn more about what plants give us - colour, shape and texture to create beautiful borders and gardens.

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