Garden Team

Simon Gaches is our new Head of gardens, who joined us in August 2019 after 25 years as head gardener at the Bishops House garden in Norwich. He is passionate about plants, especially the rare and unusual and is looking forward to working with Lord and Lady Somerleyton in the continuing re-imagining of Somerleyton Hall gardens. Matt is the Assistant head gardener and has made the gardens part of his life for the last 20 years. Jonathon who produces cut flowers all year round and helps oversee the kitchen garden. There is also John, Sam, Jo and Jenny who are the remaining valuable members of the team.


We have two small groups currently. One on a Tuesday and one on a Thursday. We are always looking to welcome new members who can come on any day of the week. You don’t need to have experience and it’s a good opportunity to learn something new, meet new people and to become part of something amazing! So, if you enjoy weeding, pruning, clearing leaves or potting up plants or indeed anything to do with gardening, then we would love to see you. You can email or just turn up.