Catherine Supple and Steve Adams lovingly look after the Walled Garden and run the Nursery. They are supported by Ray Stebbings, Richard Wood , and a wonderful team of volunteers. They are enhancing the herbaceous borders and colourful beds. Current projects include restoring the Kitchen Garden with heritage and heirloom varieties and developing a wildflower meadow stocked with many native British species.
Catherine has a BSc in Plant Biology, an MSc in Botanical Conservation and has worked on many conservation and horticulture projects; however her main focus has been on the propagation techniques of several critically endangered plant species on Ascension Island and Mauritius. In conjunction with Kew and the Millennium Seed Bank, Catherine established and managed endemic and native plant nurseries on these islands as well undertaking community habitat restoration projects. Catherine’s career continues to combine conservation and horticulture with the nursery at Langham where she hopes to undertake research into the ecology and germination protocols of endangered plant species.
Steve’s background is in woodland conservation and management and in 2013 he set up the ‘Wandering Woodsmen’ with the aim of addressing the decline in woodland health across the UK. In 2018 Steve travelled to Mauritius to focus on the rare tree project, restoring critically endangered ebony forest. Now living at Langham, Steve is keen to continue his conservation
Ways to get involved
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch. Meet a fun-loving team of like-minded people, drink tea, eat biscuits, and make your mark on these beautiful gardens!
Alternatively are you interested in running a workshop or course? Are you an interest group or club that could use an outdoor space? Do you have any old photos, maps, or articles of Langham Walled Garden? If so we would love to hear from you.