Pam Smith Garden Consultant

Gardens and parks consultant, Midlands

Pam Smith - Gardens and parks consultant

Garden consultant Pam Smith looks after some unique and beautiful gardens across the Midlands region, helping the teams at property keep gardens looking at their best.

Autumn colour in China at Biddulph Grange Garden

I've worked in horticulture from public parks, botanic agrdens and historic gardens for over 30 years. My key interests are intepreting and managing plant collections, garden history - particularly botanical heritage, plant collecting, history of public parks and all the stories in between.

My research interests include William Barron (Nurseryman and garden designer)and the history of natural history exhibitions and education.

On a more personal level  - monkey puzzle trees, polar exploration and Captain Cook are just some of the things I'm passionate about.

Recent articles

Trees in summer in the Dingle at Dudmaston, Herefordhsire

The Picturesque landscapes of the Midlands

Garden consultant Pam Smith explains how the Picturesque movement was born in Herefordshire.

Enjoy the Picturesque
The seasonal holly has started to appear in the Orchard

Evergreens and Christmas trees

Our garden consultant shares the history of evergreens and Christmas trees.

Evergreen hstory
Monkey Puzzle tree in Pinetum at Biddulph Grange Garden

Marvellous Monkey Puzzle trees

Garden expert Pam Smith shares her love of the unique Monkey Puzzle tree.

Unlock the Monkey Puzzle
The plans show a garden to the east and west sides and a formal garden at the rear. The plants and flowers are detailed. This could be a Wyatt drawing, although unsigned the colours and writing are similar to known Wyatt drawings.

Orangeries in the Midlands

Brick or stone built orangeries with extensive areas of glass were developed on the 17th and 18th century estates of the wealthiest landowners and became an important element of a garden or park’s layout

Orangeries in the Midlands