Mitchell Goodwin Gardening Tel: (01480) 350047

Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything — except itself.

May Sarton, 1968

About me

I have been gardening for over 20 years - with a particular fondness for a decent-sized vegetable patch whenever possible. Initially working part-time and at weekends (I was employed as a manager and developer for 13 years at Sony in London), in 2016 I committed full-time as a gardener at a number of private, residential properties in the area. I now divide my time between regular maintenance visits and one-off projects.

I have a deep interest in Horticulture and the botanical sciences, and am keen to maintain gardens in a sustainable and wildlife-friendly manner, both for their appeal and for the benefits to the wider environment. I am currently studying part-time for the RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture at Shuttleworth College and have completed the Practical Garden Design course there. I regularly volunteer in the gardens at Shortmead House in Biggleswade.

I was born in Stoke-on-Trent, completed my degree at Birmingham University, and lived in Leicester, Leamington Spa and London before settling down in St Neots in 2009. I have 2 daughters, both of whom think their dad spends too long going on about plants.

I still occasionally do a bit of computer-stuff (such as building this website and various other random things) but only when I can't get out in the garden.