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Garden Podcast: meet Matthew Pottage, Curator, RHS Garden Wisley, The Sodshow


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On this weeks garden podcast Peter Donegan chats with Matthew Pottage, Curator at RHS Garden Wisley.

The youngest ever appointed Curator here and the youngest curator I have ever met, together we talk a 10 year rise from student to Head of, all before the age of 30. We chat young people in horticulture, Wisleys history, it’s design and layout, just how (let’s be frank about it) ruddy good The RHS are at doing what they do.

We also discuss changes, perception, getting involved, getting to Wisley and the 24o acre sites 100 year plus history. We also discuss how Matthew is far better at dressing himself than Peter and back in the land of horticulture, just what the future holds.

Matthew grew up gardening in Yorkshire in the north of the UK, and from an early age was inspired by his grandmas love of plants. With no professional gardeners in the family he went on to study gardening at a local college. Following this he studied with the Royal Horticultural Society where he climbed the ranks from being a student to Curator. Matthew has a passion for all ornamentals, especially woody plants, namely conifers and a soft spot for succulents.

Brilliant, insightful, amazing and wonderful – just some of the words I might use to describe Matthew.

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