I've worked within the garden industry since 2002. At 21 I moved to London where I studied an RHS certificate in Horticulture at Capel Manor College and worked in several garden centres over 8 years boutique and chain. I was then approached to help run a small independent garden shop which offered garden maintenance. This is where I learnt how to run a business!
Originally from Wolverhampton I then moved back home, and launched The Potting Shed in 2016.
Outside of work: I play the guitar, like going to gigs, cycling and having a few beers in the pub!
On the jukebox: Indie rock, The Killers, folk music
Favourite quote: " There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes - get a sexy rain coat and live a little!" - Billy Connolly
Karl has 20 years experience working in the horticultural industry. Working for private gardens looking after lawn care and all aspects of garden maintenance.
He joined The Potting Shed March 2023 and quickly got promoted to Operations Manger, a role he is now excelling in.
Really pleased to have him part of our team.
He enjoys fishing in his spare time.
Ben has an RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture certificate from Pershore College and also has his Level 3 certificate.
He had done some volunteer work tending the grounds at Rodbaston College before joining The Potting Shed in March 2017.
He is an asset to the success of The Potting Shed. He is reliable, friendly and professional and I we are lucky to have him!
Outside of work: Listening to music, football and fishing
On the jukebox: Indie, alternative rock
Favourite quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant" Robert Louis Stevenson
Josh has previous experience working for a garden landscaping design company for 4 years which included tree surgery, brick laying, slab laying, horticulture, fencing and hard/ soft landscaping. He joined us in 2019.
So, he has lots of experience. His real passion, however, is sound engineering having gained a
Higher National Diploma in live sound productions and event management.
But his passion & love for gardening has sent him in this direction and we are really pleased to have him on board!