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

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 and Joint Course Director

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

Paul Hensey
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Paul Hensey

Course Tutor

Paul (Fellow Society Garden Designers FSGD, CIHort) is a garden and landscape designer with a small practice based in West Sussex. Winner of numerous RHS medals from RHS Tatton, Hampton...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

Ian Humby
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Ian Humby

Course Tutor

Ian Humby is a well-respected Chartered Land Surveyor who specialises in producing accurate, complete and high-quality Topographical Surveys for garden designers, landscape architects and architects. All work is produced in...Read More

Ben Pope
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Master horticulturist Ben Pope is currently enjoying leading a team of four to maintain and develop a garden in West Sussex. He regularly speaks at trade shows and garden organizations...Read More

Catriona Rowbotham
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Catriona is a RIBA registered architect with over 20 years of experience working in practice at different scales, from transport design to office and educational design. After working with design based practices such as The Manser...Read More

Eleanor Terry
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Eleanor Terry

Course Tutor

Eleanor studied at Kingston Maurward College gaining a diploma in practical and theoretical horticulture and going on to have a successful gardening business working along the Jurassic coast.  In 2018...Read More

Guest Lecturers

James Allison

Nick Bailey

Steve Bradley

Andrea Brunsendorf

Sarah Cook

Dan Flynn

Sue France

Stuart Gibbs

Rose Hardy

Jim Hillier

David Jewell

Martin Kelley

Chris Marchant

Michael Marriott

Andy McIndoe

Robert Myers

Nick Ryan

Peter Skeggs-Gooch

Christine Skelmersdale

Andy Sturgeon

Caroline Swann

Jo Thompson

Nicholas Tripp

Jonnie Wake

Tim Walker

Derry Watkins

Cleve West


Laurence Evans

Simon Hewitt

Tina Woodward

Jonathan Huson

Jenny Raworth