With a horticultural career spanning National Trust Trelissick, a private hotel garden and Tregothnan, where he studied for
an RHS Diploma and helped to establish the UK’s first tea plantation, Gary became Assistant Head Gardener at Trewithen
in 2002 and Head Gardener in 2004.
In 2007 and 2012, Gary studied species camellias in their native habitat in China, following George Forrest’s route through
Yunnan province. There, he accepted the International Camellia Society’s Garden of Excellence Award on behalf of Trewithen.
In 2017, Sam and Kitty Galsworthy inherited the estate. Using ‘A Plan of the Barton House Plantations and Gardens at
Trewithen’, which was published in 1747, as inspiration and guidance, Gary is now working alongside the owners and
landscape architects to draw up a master plan for this historic site.
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