RHS honour for Caerhays gardener


Jaimie Parsons, head gardener of Caerhays Castle Gardens, has received an Associate of Honour medal from The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The RHS People Awards were presented at a ceremony at the RHS Lindley Hall in London last week, celebrating individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture and gardening.

Lucinda Rimmington, marketing manager at Caerhays Estate, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of Jaimie who continues to dedicate his career to making Caerhays Castle Gardens one of the country’s most admired estates. Jaimie has worked at Caerhays for 30 years alongside owner Charles Williams, overseeing the continuous development of the magnificent 140 acre garden.

“It’s tricky to put into words how much Jaimie has shaped the landscape here at Caerhays over three decades. His sheer hard work and passion is a credit to him, and Jaimie continues to be the biggest inspiration to us all.”

An Associate of Honour is awarded to those who have rendered distinguished service to the practice of horticulture during the course of their working career. The Associate of Honour is held for life and the number of associates may not exceed 100 at any one time.