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 is our ‘flower extraordinaire’ who produces cut flowers all year round as well as overseeing the kitchen garden. There are also John, Sam, Tammy, Jo and Jenny who are the remaining valuable members of the team.

Volunteers

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 then we would love to see you. You can email simon.gaches@somerleytonhall.co.uk or just turn up.