About Sir Plantalot

Kevin Tooher in garden

For the last ten years I’ve been working as a lecturer and teaching horticulture to students at Hadlow College.

I have recently started my own business, Sir Plantalot, to help the people of Kent to create and improve their gardens.

I combine practical help with running gardening courses at Brogdale in Faversham and teaching at Coolings Nursery in Knockholt, near Sevenoaks.

For years friends, family and students have nicknamed me Sir Plantalot and I like the name as I think it reflects who I am; someone with a good sense of humour who also likes plants and planting.

I love sharing my passion for gardening and helping people to improve their knowledge. My mission is to reach as many people as possible to encourage them to garden and to have fun. I really like seeing how excited people get watching the first seeds they plant grow and flower or hearing about the pleasure they get when they take a cutting and it doesn’t die! I’ve also enjoyed helping many people escape from unhappy jobs to move into all areas of horticulture.

Highlights of my career have included meeting people like Roy Lancaster (known by many for his work on BBC Gardeners World) and being involved as a trial judge for the RHS at Wisley where plants are assessed over three years to see if they qualify for an award of Garden Merit.

I am Chair of Whitstable Horticultural Society and if you’re interested in being involved do get in touch at sirplantalot@outlook.com.

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