Laura Bolton

Laura Bolton is a certified RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) professional gardener with many years of historical estate experience. Her work at Queen Victoria’s Osborne House has helped to attract thousands of annual visitors. Photographs of her pear and apple orchard work were used for illustration purposes in the BBC’s Gardener’s World magazine. Her ornamental glasshouse display of unusual and tender perennials at Parham House has been praised in The Guardian and featured in The English Garden Magazine.

Describe your approach to teaching.

I like to be as interactive with my students as possible and make the learning environment fun, informative and relaxed. My goal is to ensure you leave happy and motivated.

What inspires your own work?

Working alongside nature inspires me every day. A garden is a living and forever changing canvas that can offer a therapeutic experience. Gardening is great for the mind and body. 

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