The Head Gardener

Barry Grain joined Cholmondeley as Head Gardener in the February of 2013, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a passion for plants and gardens.

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Working closely with Lord Cholmondeley and the family, Barry is helping to usher in the next phase in the history of the garden here with many new and exciting projects planned for the coming years. Barry also designed our Silver Gilt Medal winning garden 'A Mid-summer Night's Theme at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show in 2015, and led our project at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show where the gardens team recreated our Temple Garden in the Great Pavilion which was awarded a Silver Gilt. Cholmondeley are also involved with several projects through the European Garden Heritage Network and as such Barry is helping to establish Cholmondeley's growing reputation on a much larger scale.