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Chelmsford: Writtle ‘set me up for life’ - Stourhead head gardener Alan Power

11:00 12 January 2014

Alan Power has credited Writtle College with setting him up for a distinguished career working on historic gardens

Alan Power has credited Writtle College with setting him up for a distinguished career working on historic gardens


A top gardener says Writtle College in Chelmsford was his gateway into gardening.

Alan Power, head gardener at Stourhead, Wiltshire, studied the National Diploma in Amenity Horticulture at Writtle College in 1993.

“Writtle gave me a gateway into horticulture and in turn set me up for my life ahead. My time there was fun, exciting, hard work, inspiring and varied,” he said. “The basics I gained then still help now.”


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Ipswich-Cambridge train. Image: David Lamming

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Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid.

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