Martin Duncan spoke on the Lodge Hill Centre in Watersfield close to Pulborough at an occasion in support of Rotary charities.
Organised by the Rotary Membership of Storrington & Pulborough District, rotarians and friends listened to his account of his profession and the event of the fortress gardens, additionally providing recommendation and suggestions for eager gardeners.
After learning horticulture in Northern Eire and panorama design in Wales, Martin’s work has taken him throughout the globe, to nations similar to Jordan, Bermuda and France.
He was head gardener for the late King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan and served at Audley Finish, the English Heritage stately dwelling in Essex.
In Bermuda, he served as head gardener – senior superintendent for the botanical gardens, arboretum, parks and authorities home.
He has labored since 2009 at Arundel Citadel, the ancestral dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk.
Since arriving at Arundel Citadel, Martin has developed the Citadel’s gardens with new tropical borders, the English herbaceous borders and a brand new wildflower backyard and thatched roundhouse, and a completely distinctive stumpery backyard in addition to one of many nation’s largest annual tulip festivals every spring.
In 2018, Martin acquired the Kew Guild Medal, one of many highest gardening accolades awarded to high-profile gardeners similar to Alan Titchmarsh.
The rotary membership meets on Mondays at 7pm on the Roundabout Lodge in West Chiltington.
For data, name membership secretary Anna Upton on 01903 743004.