Jan Hoyland

1 About us

Jan is a widely experienced horticulturalist, designer and gardens manager. She is an accomplished plantswomen with a good eye for planting design both in fine detail and in the wider landscape. She has specialised in the restoration and development of historic gardens and can bring that expertise to create stunning gardens in a wide variety of spaces and places.

She is a passionate advocate of sustainable and beautiful gardens which can benefit wildlife as well as people both in the private and public domain. From advice, to design and project management, Jan is a capable and knowledgable guide and can work alongside you to help you create your ideal garden.

She qualified in Horticulture from Askham Bryan College, York, and trained at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens before working for many years as a Head Gardener for the National Trust and as Curator of the Yorkshire Arboretum, Kew at Castle Howard.

Jan is also a fully qualified professional tree inspector, surveying trees for saftey inspections and development sites. She has gained a Full Permaculture Design Certificate, a BSc in Environmental Studies (O.U.), and an IOSHH ‘Managing Safely’ qualification.

Helen Hays

2 about us

Helen is the associate garden designer at Artemisia.
She has also worked as a community garden facilitator and garden writer. She qualified in garden design at Askham Bryan College, York, and has run her own business for over 12 years. She facilitates the YUMI International Community Garden in York, and has worked as a horticultural tutor for young people with special educational needs.
Helen has written articles for The English Garden, Country Homes & Interiors and The Garden Design Journal. She was a finalist in the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2010. She also appeared in the BBC Gardener’s World Special ‘The Plant Addicts’.

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