Who is Beckarooney?

Career History

I was home-educated from an early age and grew up with nature as my classroom. I always knew plants would be a lifelong passion as well as my future career.

My horticultural career officially started in my early teens when I got a Saturday job at my local garden nursery in Devon, before being employed full time when I turned sixteen.

After being there for two years I was lucky enough to get a position at the Eden Project in Cornwall, where I worked as a horticultural apprentice for a year as well as gaining other formal qualifications. I also went on a work placement at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in their famous Palmhouse and Waterlily House.

When I left Eden I became a trainee on the Professional Gardeners’ Guild Traineeship Scheme, which is a three year course that involves trainees spending a year working in a different garden around the UK, as well as gaining other formal qualifications.

The first place I went to was Ashridge in Hertfordshire, an international business school with a historic house and Humphrey Repton designed garden.

My second placement was at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, a beautiful botanical garden in the heart of south Wales.

My final year was spent at a private estate in the Cotswolds which is where I now have a permanent job.

Even though my traineeship has finished I’ve decided to continue studying part-time; I am currently working on the RHS Level 3 certificate in horticulture.

25 thoughts on “Who is Beckarooney?

  1. Thank you for inviting me to your wonderful blog, I do love trees, plants and flowers. I’m confident enough with your work and dedication to say that your blog will be successful. I’ll be following it of course! 🙂

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    • Thank you! People don’t realise how creative you have to be to work in horticulture. It’s like being an artist as well! Wales is a beautiful part of the UK, so much to see and do. Definitely a top place to visit 🙂


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