Meet Our Gardeners

Our Head Gardener, Matt joined the Kilver Court team in 2015 and manages a small team of gardeners who keep our gardens looking stunning all year round.

"I started my career in horticulture working for the eminent garden writer and designer Emma Bond MSc. Her company specialised in re-designing large private gardens in and around Bath with a focus on modern cottage planting schemes and a restoration of Georgian and Victorian formal designs.

After moving back to the UK, I joined the Kilver Court team as Head Gardener, where I manage a small team of gardeners in our 3.5 acre gardens. I have always had a great love for the design and style of gardens with unusual planting schemes and I have found a great ally in this at Kilver in our founder and fellow plantsman Roger Saul.

During my time at Kilver, Roger and I have already created a brand new garden nursery and shop selling unusual plants and gifts and our next project will see us redesign a 100 meter herbaceous border within the Kilver Court gardens."

- Matt Rees-Warren, Kilver Court Head Gardener



Matt is supported by a small team of experienced gardeners who care for the gardens 365 days a year. Chris Inchley has worked in the gardens since March 1983, and has been integral in their design and upkeep ever since - including the 7 hour weekly task of mowing the lawns! Chris is ably supported by Felicity, a horticulturalist with more than 25 years experience.  Visitors to our gardens frequently comment on their beautiful upkeep and our gardening team will be happy to offer advice and ideas.