Reflecting on his work at Highgrove
As Brian reflects on his job as Head of Gardens, he can't help but feel grateful for the things that bring him the most joy. One of those things is the weekly sessions he has with the garden team to plan the work ahead for the enhancements of each garden area so that they are maintained to the highest standards.
"I enjoy the hands-on management of this established garden, which always needs constant and diligent attention."
"Thanks to my past management experience and current responsibilities, I can work alongside my team to enhance and develop the existing themed gardens and hopefully make a difference," explains Brian.
"I love the creative aspect of my job, and seeing our plans come to life is truly rewarding."
Another aspect of the job Brian enjoys is the opportunity to enhance the existing garden areas by adding new plants: "It's a pleasure to contribute to the beauty and diversity of the garden by planting new varieties of flowers and shrubs."
"There is a real joy and satisfaction in maintaining these beautifully designed landscapes," says Brian.
But above all, Brian gets excellent satisfaction from managing the garden.
"Knowing that I am making a difference and constantly improving and enhancing the gardens fills me with a sense of purpose that is hard to replicate in any other job," he says.
"Serving as Head of Gardens is a joy and a privilege."