APCG’s staff are keen and helpful to all those seeking the services and support that APCG provides. They all would like to see you and between them they run a variety of fun and useful projects, events and clubs that keep things growing sucessfully!
Suzanne enjoys connecting people with the therapeutic benefits of gardening and the many inter-related activities that go with it. To her it is like gardening itself, it develops gradually and continues to draw you in, exploring the many options to go forward in a personal journey of discovery.
For Suzanne, a garden and gardening is humbling, joyous, physically exerting, healing, safe, beautiful and very rewarding. Probably an accurate description of what happens at the APCG.
Assistant Garden Manager
Louise has been running the Gardening for the Mind groups at the garden since 2020 and became our Assistant Manager in 2023.
Louise has worked as an educator with diverse groups of people from the ages of 4 – 94. Her experience as a forest school leader led her to the garden. Louise is passionate about community and how engaging with nature can support our wellbeing.
Leading on from a successful career as a teacher, Paul now follows his passion for gardening by running his own gardening service and training our members in horticulture.
Paul is also a keen music buff and has even been spotted on Mastermind, specialist subject Zimbabwe.
Community Kitchen Project Lead
Alex always had a passion for food. Her dad used to be a cook in the Navy, and she believes that his enthusiasm for food was what inspired her to love cooking and feeding people.
After a career in her native Brazil, Alex went traveling and eventually moved to London where she worked in many different fields.
Alex has a passion for honest food, simple dishes where it’s all about natural flavours.
Community Kitchen Project Lead
I have always loved to cook. My earliest memory is standing on a chair ‘helping’ my mum in the kitchen. Her kitchen was always full of friends family and delicious food from our Anglo- indian background. Her inspiration has led me to teaching, many different community projects and adventures all centred on working with food and people.
I also work at Discovery Catering working with adults with learning disabilities . Working at APCG is a whole new food adventure.
Men’s Shed Project Lead
Hi everyone – my name’s Ian and I lead the Men’s Shed. I also run a self defence class at the garden every other weekend.
In the Men’s Shed we help with woodworking skills and try to improve interaction.
If you have any questions please come down on Wednesday or Friday mornings for a chat. I’m sure you’ll find us a friendly bunch.
Millie van der Byl Williams
Millie has worked for a number of charities, including the Wellcome Collection, and previously worked at the UCL Dementia Research Centre. Millie has a Masters in Health Humanities and is currently studying for a PhD in Arts and Dementia.
Millie is a keen forager and can often be found in the woods with her golden retrievers.
Jacqui is from a Marketing Communications background having worked for both Private and Public Sector organisations including BASF, Central Government (Central Office for Information, Dept of Education, Dept of Health, and DWP), and local government/social care (Medway Council).
Jacqui moved from London to Kent 17 years ago and enjoys all aspects of country life, especially vibrant Faversham and surrounding areas with her family. Jacqui has three children who all go to school locally.