Chris Bird

Chris Bird

Lecturer - Horticulture

I have always been interested in plants and their arrangement and work closely with outside organisations, such as Plant Heritage, the RHS and the National Trust, to promote their use. Since 1998, I have coordinated the College’s display for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; results include six Gold medals and three ‘Best in Category’ awards.

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Chris Prior

Chris Prior

Lecturer - Horticulture

I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design and after 20 successful years running a London based design agency I decided to go back to college. Having gained diplomas in Horticulture and Garden Design I set up my own Garden Design Consultancy and have worked in the Garden Design industry for 12 years.

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Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

Lecturer - Horticulture

I achieved a Foundation Degree in Wildlife Management from Sparsholt back in 2006, giving me a solid background in ecology which is a key influence on my approach to garden design

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Alex Markham

Alex Markham

Business Lecturer - Horticulture

I am currently undertaking a PhD looking at the impact of mechanisation in agriculture on the economy, society and culture at the turn of the last century and I teach Business units across a range of Sparsholt degrees including Horticulture.

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