It is very apt that the Bridgwater
College Grounds Manager is called Andre Gardner, a role which includes
working within the Walled Gardens. Andre has been in this role for over
eight years, and brings much drive and enthusiasm, experience and
Andre, who is married and has three children, began his working life
with the Parachute Regiment. He then went on to study botany and
horticulture, which included completing a botanical study tour in
Mexico. He has also taken professional training such as chainsaw and
arboriculture operations, and use of pesticides.
Andre's previous horticultural employment has included working as a landscape technician, head gardener at Paignton Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and head gardener at Hever Castle - so he has an enormous amount of experience. His knowledge of the Walled Gardens is second to none, and if you take a tour of the Gardens with him, you'll be sure to learn a great deal!