18th January 2024 Speaker Evening

Thursday 18th January ​8pm in the Groombridge Village Hall.

Hailing from an insurance brokerage background, Hever Castle Head Gardener Neil Miller proves that no matter what life path you are on, it’s never too late to chase your dream job.

Neil decided to turn his passion for gardening into a career. Neil gained the formal qualifications he needed and then started up his own gardening business. Not a natural academic at school, he marvelled that when you truly enjoy a subject it doesn’t feel like work.

Neil was having a look around the gardens at Hever Castle and got chatting with the head gardener. He successfully landed a gardening job in February 2002 and then worked his way through the ranks to become Head Gardener in 2006.

Neil leads a varied team of gardeners, ranging from trainees to experienced professionals, who work hard to maintain Hever Castle’s award winning gardens. Neil can also regularly be found giving talks to local gardening groups and loves sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

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