More about York Gardening

York Gardening is run by Diana Evans, a qualified gardener. As a student at Askham Bryan College in York, Diana studied under the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) training programme. Askham Bryan has a reputation of excellence across all UK colleges for its RHS courses.

A farmer’s daughter, Diana’s earliest memories are of digging in the earth and making mud pies at her parents’ farm near Sudbury.  With a Masters Degree from The University of York and after 26 years in social work, she sensibly re-trained as a qualified gardener and formed York Gardening.

Her recent projects include: garden design for a house restoration in central York; architectural planting for a property developer; re-designing a back garden for a Victorian house in Heworth; a re-planting scheme for a 1930s garden.

Other projects include garden renovation and garden maintenance within York’s suburbs and the villages of Escrick, Strensall, Askham Bryan, Terrington and Sheriff Hutton, amongst others. 

Diana enjoyed her three years of horticultural studies at Askham Bryan. The college’s RHS Higher Education level courses have a strong focus on science and management within horticulture, soil science and plant science. These RHS qualifications provide accredited gardeners like Diana with a solid academic base to good horticultural practice. You can read more about the RHS Horticulture Courses at Askham Bryan College here. 

When not gardening, Diana is tending to her allotment, or visiting open gardens across the UK. For an informal chat about your gardening needs, please call York Gardening on: 01904 413 826.

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