ABOUT ALAN SARGENT
Alan Sargent FCIHort, MPGCA
Since 1968, career includes over sixty Royal Horticultural Society Show Gardens, at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Gardeners World Live and Tatton Park (Design build and project manage) together with other award winning gardens at The Royal Southampton and Loseley Garden Shows.
Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show Gardens Committee (1992 – 2005)
Royal Horticultural Society Show Gardens Judge and Gardens Assessor (1997 – 2005)
Founder and Honorary Life Member of The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL)
Regional (South Thames) Vetting Officer and National Consultant to the APL
Created Ambassador to The Association of Professional Landscapers in 2019
Awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Horticultural Industry 2018 (Horticulture Week magazine)
Founder of The Professional Garden Consultants Association (PGCA)
Past National Council member of The British Association of Landscape Industries
– Chairman of PR & Marketing (BALI)
Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Horticulture – FCI Hort (Founder Member since 1984)
Mentor for The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (Mentorship scheme)
Full Member of, and Consultant to The Professional Gardeners Guild (PGG)
Full Member of The Garden Media Guild (GMG)
Full Member of The Society of Authors
Past Member of The Institute of Groundsmanship, Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management and Moscow Academy of Landscape Architecture and Design
Founder of The School of Garden Management
Industry Training including TheTraditional Paving Development Group, University of The West of England (UWE – Frenchay Campus) Presenting Training seminars and technical workshops.
Industry Representative to Government body – LANTRA (2007 – 2010)
Author – Garden Features Made Easy (1997),The Head Gardeners Survival Manual (2012), Landscapers
Survival Manual (2013), Employing A Gardens Manager or Head Gardener (2017)
Award winning columnist – Horticulture Week (Haymarket) magazine (2014, 2016)
Full Member of The Senior Garden Advisers.
Consultant to Aggregate Industries (Bradstone) and Marshalls mono, paving & walling, In-House & Industry Training and Workshops, plus hard landscaping projects including Gibraltar and Eton College.
Consultant to various commercial properties and clients including Cadogan Estate, Harrow Boys School, Eton College, Goodwood Estate, Hadspen Estate, Knight Frank (London), Wellcome Trust, Stansted Park, Savills (London), Oxford University etc.