Danielle Shortall loved growing up in Northern Ireland, and had always dreamt of a career in conservation. She was disappointed to discover a biological sciences degree and a wealth of hands-on volunteering experience wasn’t enough to secure paid employment.
To celebrate National Gardening Week, we’ve been speaking to three people who have all been closely involved in exciting, and very different, projects in Wales that have brought heritage gardens back to life.
Back in 1995, 28-year-old Neil Clements was near to completing a demanding course to be a Royal Navy Parachute Instructor. He was a fit young man; a self-confessed ‘adrenalin junkie’. Then in a split second his life changed for ever.
Keeley Hampton worked in finance for 20 years, but after experiencing redundancy, divorce and depression, she decided to ditch city life and pursue her dream job of working in the Wiltshire countryside.