The Garden Team
It all starts in the garden
The Goldstone garden’s foundations are due to the vision and drive of one woman – Helen Ward. Her passion in life was the Goldstone Garden which she was instrumental in laying out and collecting plants for. Latterly she toured, in her golf buggy, the grounds several times a day and knew every square inch of the garden.
It is a passion she passed to her son John Cushing. Not only is he fascinated with the unusual crops we can grow in our vegetable garden but also always considering how guests can enjoy more and more of our 5 acre plot.
Nick Huxley, Head Gardener, has been at Goldstone for over 10 years. He came to us from the award winning Wollerton Old Hall Garden. Nick has turned Goldstone’s kitchen garden into extensive plot it now is. Often you will find him in the caged kitchen gardens tending some vital part of your dinner.
It is Danny Allman that brings the sense of order to the place and although we’ve never seen the ruler he promises that throughout the summer the Great Lawn in our Walled Garden is cut at 9mm with perfect stripes.
New to Goldstone, RHS trained gardener Jess Aughton who has joined us from Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and Tatton Park. Jess, like Helen, has fascination of collecting all sorts of seeds and plants and finding just the right spot for them to thrive and grow.