Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Unearthing Greenbank Garden with Head Gardener Andrew Hinson

In this episode with Head Gardener Andrew Hinson, we delve into the enchanting world of Greenbank Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property nestled less than six miles from Glasgow city centre which features a two and a half acre walled garden and a 16 acre woodland.


Andrew completed his BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC in 2020, was a finalist in the Scottish Regional Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition in 2022, and is currently challenging traditional approaches to garden maintenance with the goal of creating the most eco-friendly garden in the National Trust.


From the breathtaking display of daffodils to the compelling use of rock dust and biochar to measure carbon capture, Andrew’s passion for plants and conservation shines through.  


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