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Little Interview: Rosemary Alexander

Rosemary Alexander, English Gardening School


Do you expect 2013 to be better than 2012?

I expect to see more people taking up gardening careers, especially in design and grow your own.

What is the busiest time of year for you?

Autumn, when most of our one year courses begin.

How is sustainability embedded within business?

We make our students aware of the meaning and practice of sustainability.

How important is social media to your company?

Very important, gardening knows no social boundaries.

Do you monitor your competitors’ progress?

Yes, and regularly.

What are your unfulfilled career ambitions?

To be a better and more knowledgeable gardener.

Best book you’ve ever read?

The Sunday Times Gardening Book by Lanning Roper – it changed my life.

Your most inspirational garden?

Great Dixter, especially being taken round it by the late Christopher Lloyd.

What’s your favourite meal?

Salads and fresh vegetables from my own garden, 10 minutes after picking them.

Your dream job?

My own – Principal of the English Gardening School, author, international lecturer, and RHS show judge.



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