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Meet the Team

We love what we do and want you to have the best experience every time you visit. Here’s a selection of the team, who they are and what they do. See you soon!

Richard du Pille

Richard has been Head Chef in our kitchen since 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.”

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.

Naomi, part of the Duchy of Cornwall team, with plant pots outside.

Naomi Kittow

Naomi is our Retail Manager, planning ahead for each season and sourcing products for homewares, beauty, kids and gifts.

Rob Crowle wearing Duchy of Cornwall Nursery uniform and smiling while standing beside a red plant.

Rob Crowle

Senior Sales Assistant and bespoke trees man, Rob is our longest serving member of staff – he's been with us since 1992!

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.