Greenfingers have a number of committees and groups who help steer and focus different areas of our work.
FUNDRAISING & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
As the charity of the gardening and horticulture industry the committee comprises of some key individuals representing the industry from manufacturing, business, and retail in addition to representation from the city. As such a small charity we gain significant benefits from the peer to peer support and influence offered by this committee.
Simon Quinton-Smith, Quinton Edwards
Danny Adamson, Karcher
Andy Bunker, Alton Garden Centre
Zoe Goodhand, Poplars Nurseries
Hilary Lopez, BNY Mellon Asset Management
Barry Page, Town and Country
Jamieson Page, Town and Country
Trevor Pfeiffer, GTN Xtra
GARDEN EXPERTS GROUP
The Greenfingers Garden Experts Panel was established to make sure we have a range of expert designers and horticulturalists contributing to our gardens. With this group of experts in place we are able to draw on their knowledge and experience to benefit all the gardens we create.
Dawn Isaac is a Chelsea Flower Show medal-winning designer who specialises in family, nursery and school garden design. She also writes regularly on children’s gardening and garden design issues and also serves as horticultural consultant on the award-winning Cbeebies Show, Mr Bloom’s Nursery. Dawn also writes a blog – Little Green Fingers – which covers her attempts to get her own children hooked on gardening as well as giving advice and information on school and family gardening.
Ann Marie Powell
Ann-Marie Powell is an award winning garden designer whose practice has been creating innovative, sensitive design solutions for town and country since 1999. An established author, she regularly writes expert articles in national and international press and magazines including The English Garden and Gardens Illustrated. Since 1999 she has presented over 20 different garden design, garden history and pure gardening programmes, and over the last few years has presented from the Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC’s prime time coverage.
Clare Matthews is a successful garden designer and writer whose work has featured in publications worldwide. She is the author of ten books, all of which are a product of a passion for plants, for hands-on gardening and for creating beautiful and unusual spaces. Her books include Great Gardens for Kids, How Does Your Garden Grow? and The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden. Clare has worked with Greenfingers for several years and has designed many children’s hospice gardens for Greenfingers.
Lizzie developed her love of plants and nature whilst growing up in a remote village in the Peak District National Park. Lizzie lectures on gardening and has written for numerous publications including The Garden and The Sunday Times, featuring in broadcasts for the BBC both on radio and television. Having worked in gardens for the National Trust and Royal Horticultural Society Lizzie became the first female to hold the position of Curator in the Society’s history. Lizzie is now Head of Gardens and Landscape at Mount St John Estates, North Yorkshire.