Scotsdale's Caroline Owen, Garden & Leisure Group's Carol Paris, Philip Evason of Haskins and John Lord of John Woods Nurseries step up to HTA board

The HTA has announced a new president at its AGM -- Caroline Owen, managing director of Scotsdale Garden Centre, who succeeds Andrew Richardson, managing director of Johnsons of Whixley.

New deputy president is Carol Paris, operations director of the Garden & Leisure Group.

Philip Evason, director of Haskins garden retail operations and John Lord, managing director of John Woods Nurseries, have joined the HTA board. Evason also takes over the chair of the HTA's retail management committee from Caroline Owen.

They will join existing board members, Ian Ashton and Stan Green who represent growers, David Norman who represents retailers and Adam Frost who represents landscapers. Ken Crowther, past president, and John Tugman stepped down at the AGM.

 

HTA Board

Caroline Owen (President) Scotsdale Nursery and Garden Centre

Carol Paris (Vice President) Garden & Leisure Group Ltd

Andrew Richardson (Past President) Johnsons of Whixley Ltd

David Norman (Hon Treasurer) Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre

Ian Ashton Lowater Nursery

Stan Green Growforth

Adam Frost New Ground Landscapes and APL Chair

Philip Evason Haskins Garden Centres and Retail Management Committee chair

John Lord John Woods Nurseries

 

HTA Council

Caroline Owen (President) Scotsdale Nursery and Garden Centre

Andrew Richardson (Past President) Johnsons of Whixley

Carol Paris (Vice President) Garden & Leisure Group Ltd

David Norman (Hon Treasurer) Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre

 

Branch representatives

Simon Fraser Ben Reid Garden Centre — Scotland

David Norman Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre — East Anglia

Caroline Palmer Palmers Garden Centre — East Midlands

Marcus Cousins Webbs of Wychbold — West Midlands

Iain Wylie Grosvenor Garden Centre  — North West

Simon Edwards Golden Grove Nurseries — Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight & Berkshire

Rebecca Grant Joseph Rochford Gardens — London and Northern Home Counties

Doug Thomson Naghan Ltd — Northern Ireland

Garry Winwood Stonecross Nurseries — South East

Felicity Down Cleeve Nursery  — West of England

Mark Cleary The Old Railway Line Garden Centre — South Wales

Robert Ducker Langlands Garden Centre — Yorkshire and North East

 

Retail Management Committee

Philip Evason (Chair) Haskins Garden Centres,

James Barnes Dobbies Garden Centres

Tony Blake St Peters Garden Centre

Richard Knight Knights Garden Centres

Caroline Owen Scotsdale Nursery and Garden Centre

Alan Down Cleeve Nursery

Carol Paris Garden & Leisure Group

Adam Wigglesworth Aylett Nurseries

Martin Stewart Stewart Garden Lands

Gerald Ingram Planters Garden Centres

Iain Wylie Grosvenor Garden Centre

Peter Chapman Perryhill Nurseries    

Roger Parker Parkers Garden Company

 

Ornamentals Committee

Geoff Caesar (Chair) Bransford Webb Plant Company

Ian Ashton Lowater Nursery

Peter Chapman Perryhill Nurseries

James Coles James Coles & Sons

Brian Fraser Oakover Nurseries

David Millais Millais Nurseries

Andrew Richardson Johnsons of Whixley

Mike Tristram Binsted Nursery/Farplants Group   

Tim Edwards Boningale Nurseries/NFU

John Langman Palmstead Nurseries

John Adlam Dove Associates

Neil Bragg Horticultural Development Company

Anthony Darby Darby Nursery Stock

John Lord John Woods Nurseries

Nick Dunn Frank P Matthews Ltd

Roger Ward Golden Grove Nursery

Sarah Fairhurst British Protected Ornamentals Association

 

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