Gemma Sturges, Kitchen Garden Supervisor at Audley End House and Garden, has been working at Audley End since 2011. Beginning with a placement as an English Heritage trainee she subsequently gained skills, knowledge and experience in heritage gardening and the management of historic kitchen gardens. Since then, she has climbed the ladder to Gardener, Senior Gardener and current position to Kitchen Garden Supervisor. Alongside working with flowers, fruit and vegetables she has a keen interest in the organic principles of horticulture, in particular soil management. She is also keen to promote the significance of historic interpretation and the development of heritage gardening skills in a public settling utilising traditional and forward-thinking techniques.
Gemma will be a tutor during the Trained Fruit-workshop at Audley End – introducing the principals of late summer pruning, giving demos and tutoring the hands on pruning.