Meet Quarry Bank's Head Gardener, Sarah

Head Gardener Sarah in the lower garden © Andrew Moores

Head Gardener Sarah in the lower garden

Sarah joined Quarry Bank in May 2013 as Head Gardener, coming from Dunham Massey, where she was Assistant Head Gardener for two years.

It was the picturesque design of the garden that first drew me to Quarry Bank and it still captivates me today.

The river valley setting complete with cliffs and caves provides so many different views which continually change during the seasons, there is always something new to see. Of course gardening on slopes and riverbanks can be quite challenging, we often have to come up with innovative ways of doing tasks but it adds to the fun of the job and no two days are ever the same.

One of the most exciting aspects of my role has been continuing the restoration the upper garden which was acquired by the National Trust in 2010.

Last year we received a generous donation from the Oglesby Charitable Trust which has allowed us to create and plant new borders, it’s been hard work but I’m looking forward to seeing how all the planting develops.

Visit Quarry Bank today and see the progress of the gardens.