Head Gardener:

Whitney Hedges

Whitney Hedges is the Head Gardener at Fairlight Hall.

The Head Gardener’s Blog

  • Gardener’s Blog- April 2016

    During a particularly difficult time in my life that was full of uncertainty, I picked up a couple of seed packets from the local Woolworths. Why on earth I chose to do this at a time where I was renting a two up two down coalminers cottage in Yorkshire seems a bit odd in retrospect,… Read more »
  • Gardener’s Blog- March 2016

    First do no harm….. I must admit that although I was initially daunted by the prospect of gardening completely organically, everything seems bound to consume the precious vegetables we grow before we do. It seems comparatively easy, if I see an infestation there is always a packet to buy, simply mix it up and hey… Read more »
  • Gardener’s Blog- January 2016

    WATER As a native Californian I grew up with the threat of drought looming over us. I remember learning water-saving rhymes as a child, and dad putting bricks in the toilet cistern to save precious water. I also remember our dry, golden brown landscape constantly under threat from a thoughtless cigarette tossed out of a… Read more »
  • Gardener’s Blog- December 2015

    Hello, my name is Whitney Hedges and I am the new Head gardener at Fairlight Hall. This first post is by way of an introduction to me, my approach to gardening, to life and all the rest! People have been making gardens since the time of the ancient Egyptians. From then, through the Roman Empire,… Read more »
  • Whitney Hedges, New Head Gardener for Fairlight Hall

    We are very excited to announce the appointment of a new Head Gardener for Fairlight Hall. Beginning in Mid-November we welcome California-born Whitney Hedges. Whitney was bought up in a creative household, with both parents trained in fine art. She emigrated to the UK in her early 20’s and after working as a music promoter… Read more »