Meet the Dubliner in charge of an enchanting English jewel

Joe Whelan relishes his job as head gardener at Nymans, a National Trust property with an extensive collection of spring-flowering shrubs and trees from all over the world – and links to Birr Castle

21st February, 2021
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The gardens at Nymans in Sussex are a sight to behold at any time of year, but are particularly floriferous in spring

An interest in historic gardens led Irish garden graduate Joe Whelan to his dream role at a much loved English garden with links to Birr Castle.

The gardens at Nymans in Sussex are a sight to behold at any time of year, but are particularly floriferous in spring, with an extensive collection of spring-flowering shrubs and trees from all over the world. Whelan, who is now head gardener at Nymans, will not tire of them...

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