Meet the Team

Front of house or working away behind the scenes, these are the folk who make the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery tick!

Richard du Pille

Head Chef. Richard has been running the kitchen since it opened in 2011. "I love working with our fantastic local suppliers and producers; it's a key part of my job!"

Olivia Dennison-Reed

Café Supervisor Olivia has been part of the team since 2011. "I love the views out across the valley and the really friendly environment here".

Alasdair Moore

Horticultural Manager since June 2015, having spent 20 years as a professional horticulturalist, much of it on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.

Ann Wendik-Byfield

Nursery Supervisor and resident shrub expert. Ann spends a lot of time sourcing the best plants and has been with us since 1996.

Holly Knighton-Hawes

Holly has been working in the cafe since 2011. "My top recommendation is the belly pork - it's been a favourite since I started!"

Alex Kis

Alex has been the café's sous chef since 2013. "Cakes and puddings are my favourite things but it's also great to cook with all the wonderful local seafood too".

Nick Giles

Nick is our Nursery Supervisor and a specialist in ornamental and fruit trees. He knows a thing or two about shrubs as well.

Ria Miles

As a Plant Area Supervisor, Ria has a deep interest in plants; but her great love is for all things Orchid!

Trish Carne

Retail and Sales Assistant. Trish started at the Nursery in 2004 and is part of the shop team with Rob and Naomi. "It's all about the people and plants for me"

Rob Crowle

Senior Sales Assistant and bespoke trees man. Our longest serving member of staff, he started in 1992!

Peter Phillips

Nursery Assistant. Peter has been on the team since a lad and he keeps the place spick and span. "It's a great team and I enjoy meeting the customers."