New member of staff
05 July 2014 - by Lizzy Browne

We are delighted that Jamie Spooner has joined Urban Jungle as Senior Nurseryman. After graduating from Easton College with an HND in Horticulture, Jamie began his working career at Pensthorpe Gardens in Norfolk, and within a year was promoted to head gardener. This stimulated a passion for the new wave of naturalistic planting landscapes, for which Pensthorpe is famous, and so Jamie didnt hesitate when the opportunity arose to work in Holland, with the world famous designer, plants man and pioneer of prairie-style planting, Piet Oudolf. Jamie garnered invaluable insights into the machinations of a highly efficient and innovative Dutch Nursery and honed his propagating skills.

Will Giles, the author and owner of The Exotic Garden in Norwich has been a mentor and highly influential figure to Jamie over the years and has greatly extended the breadth of Jamies plant knowledge and appreciation. When pressed, Jamie struggles to name a favourite plant but confesses a partiality to palms.

Jamie recently returned from two years travelling in New Zealand, followed by a whistle-stop, winter tour of the Scottish Highlands.
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