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Sue Gibson first trained as a gardener with the National Trust at Nymans Gardens in West Sussex. Here she acquired a wealth of experience in all aspects of garden maintenance, gaining practical know-how that can be applied equally well to a private garden as to a large parkland garden open to the public.

Plant propagation became a speciality when Sue worked at a general nursery in Gloucestershire and later she worked in her own Low Maintenance Gardening business. A 2-year HNC course in Garden Design and Maintenance at Pershore College of Horticulture, followed by a teaching course, developed into her own Garden Design School.

Sue also taught horticulture, RHS and garden design at three horticultural colleges: Lackham College in Wiltshire, Cannington College at Bristol Zoo Gardens, and Hartpury College in Gloucester.

Passionate about spreading the gardening word, she now teaches privately from her home in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.   She has appeared on Gardeners Question Time on local radio and on the BBC’s The One Show.


Your enthusiasm has made the course so enjoyable, and you are very motivating. I will really miss our Thursdays but I am taking away so much! Thank you for all your hard work.
I have so enjoyed this course - the highlight of my week since September and have learnt such a lot from you. Many, many thanks.
Your boundless enthusiasm and knowledge have been such a joy to me. You have made such an impression on my life. Thank you.
Lackham College, Wiltshire
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