Neil Porteous

Neil Porteous is a Historic Gardens Consultant working in Ireland with long experience of being a head gardener and gardens advisor, much of it for the National Trust. Most recently, he was head gardener at Mount Stewart, Co. Down. He has a love of garden history and received his M.A. in Garden History at Bristol. He approaches the subject as a gardener and not as an art historian. He continue to work as a head gardener at Glenarm Castle, Co. Antrim and has many advisory commissions throughout the island of Ireland including Castlewellan and many Office of Public Works gardens in Ireland. He enjoys botanical travel, believing it is important for gardeners to see how plants grow in their native habitat. He has just returned from botanizing for five weeks in New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.