Garden Team

Simon Gaches is our 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. The garden team consists of Jonathan, John, Sam and Jo.


Volunteer with us and be part of our inspiring team!
We are looking to welcome and encourage people of all ages and abilities to help in the gardens. We also have plenty of outdoor space to socially distance.

If you would like to join our volunteer team and have a go at a range of gardening tasks as well as having a chat with like-minded people, then we will be delighted to see you.
We are flexible on when you come in with sessions throughout the week.

For further information or questions then please do ask one of the gardens team when you visit or email:

We look forward to hearing and seeing you soon!