Evening Garden Talks

Who is Jenny Tidman?

Jenny Tidman started her gardening career at Hampton Court Palace where she successfully carried out a four year apprenticeship and achieved a distinction in each of the following examinations.

  • Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
  • City and Guilds stages 1 & 2
  • Certificated Gardeners Exam (CGE)



Jenny worked in all areas of horticulture to include greenhouse work; propagation, starting seedlings through to cuttings and tropical plants.

During this time Jenny was involved in the dressing of the Royal Hall for international royalty, which included managing and ensuring the growth of all the plants used in the displays.

Following her time at Hampton Court Jenny moved to Wiltshire where she travelled weekly to Kew Gardens. Working in association with John Brookes (famous landscape designer) she enhanced her knowledge embracing landscape and design. Jenny completed a garden and landscape design course, once again achieving a distinction.

Following this, Jenny was asked by Kew Gardens to lecture on plant identification, which she did for a year.

In 2002, Malmesbury Centre were lucky enough to be able to offer Jenny a position as a Horticultural Consultant.

We are proud to say we have enjoyed the experience and knowledge that Jenny has brought to us and would like to share her talents with you.

Join us on (date to be announced) at Malmesbury Garden Centre, Crudwell Road, Malmesbury, SN16 9JL when Jenny will be discussing and sharing her knowledge of (to be announced)

The café and garden centre will be open all evening when you can enjoy a special menu and obtain discount on any purchases.