Gilly has always had a passion for horticulture, and spends much of her spare time in her half acre garden in rural Monmouthshire. She has been a keen supporter of local nurseries for many years, and realised that not many people knew of the benefits they have to offer, particularly the high survival rates and wide choice of plants. From this, the idea of the British Plant Nursery Guide was born.
Not only is Gilly a keen amateur gardener, but she also studies horticulture. Having completed the RHS Certificate in Horticulture locally, she has now completed her studies at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens.
Gilly is particularly interested in British native wildflowers. This has developed through her own wildflower meadow, which has been recognised as of county status by the Wye Valley Meadow Group. As well as the huge variety of native flowers and grasses the highlights are the Common Spotted Orchids, and Helloborine.
A HR Manager by profession and Fellow of the CIPD, Gilly also has a strong finance background, having worked for some well known private and public organisations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers. Now she has found a way to combine her interest for horticulture and the environment into a strong business model, which aims to help preserve and promote British nurseries.
Based on Gilly’s passion and knowledge for horticulture, and with a business background, the British Plant Nursery Guide has strong and healthy roots.