Our Tutors

The EGS Distance Learning tutors have been trained at the English Gardening School by many of today’s leading garden designers, horticulturists, plantsmen and botanical painters. Our distance learning course students span over 20 different countries, and our central London base attracts Distance Learning students from all over the world, who often use the course as a stepping stone to a new career.

Rosemary Alexander
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Rosemary Alexander VMM, FSGD, AI Hort

Owner, Principal and Joint Course Director Ten Week Intensive Garden Design Diploma

Rosemary Alexander VMM(Rhs), AIHort, FSGD, Principal, owner and founder of The English Gardening School, is one of the UK’s most influential garden designers and writers. She combines teaching, giving masterclasses...Read More

Rachel Myers
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Rachel Myers

Course Tutor

Rachel Myers is a garden designer based in Oxfordshire, her practice specialising in small garden design. She has designed gardens in France, Belgium and Colombia. Her work has been featured...Read More

Edward Flint
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Edward Flint

Good Gardening Course Tutor

One of our most popular regular tutors, and a true ‘hands-on’ gardener, Ed is Head Gardener in a private family garden on the Kent / Sussex border where the garden...Read More

Troy Scott Smith
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Troy Scott Smith

Head Gardener Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Stuart Gibbs
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Stuart Gibbs

Course Tutor

An experienced Landscape Contractor and Garden Designer in the Cotswolds, Stuart has designed and coordinated the construction of 3 RHS Chelsea Show gardens, winning one Gold Medal. In 2011 he...Read More

Steve Bradley
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Steve Bradley M. Hort (RHS) M.A.

Gardening for Beginners Course Tutor

Steve (known as Brad) achieved the highest available RHS qualification. This was followed by 22 years teaching Horticulture at every level from amateur up to degree in Yorkshire, Essex and...Read More

Gillian Lotter
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Gillian Lotter

Distance Learning Course Tutor

Graduating from the English Gardening School with Distinction and 3rd prize in 1999, Gillian has a solid background in garden design and education.  In addition to tutoring the distance learning...Read More

Max Coppoletta
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Max Coppoletta

Course Tutor

Ian Humby
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Ian Humby

Course Tutor

Guest Lecturers

James Allison

Andrea Brunsendorf

Marina Christopher

Sarah Cook

Dan Flynn

Sue France

Rose Hardy

Jim Hillier

David Jewell

Martin Kelley

Chris Marchant

Michael Marriott

Robert Myers

Nick Ryan

Peter Skeggs-Gooch

Christine Skelmersdale

Andy Sturgeon

Caroline Swann

Jo Thompson

Nicholas Tripp

Jonnie Wake

Derry Watkins

Cleve West

Gardeners

Laurence Evans

Simon Hewitt

Tina Woodward

Jonathan Huson