Smith's Nurseries and Garden Centre
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Management

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Mick Smith

Managing Director

Managing Director at Smith’s Nurseries since 2003; third generation in the Smith’s family business. Mick is the brains behind everything that happens at the nursery, and is constantly developing new ideas to drive Smith’s forward. His extensive horticultural knowledge has been gathered whilst growing up around the nursery, ensuring that our plants are always of premium standard.

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Tara Smith

Director

Director at Smith’s Nurseries since 2003, Tara is a fantastic manager of the team with over 20 years experience. Tara is the most versatile member of our team with her extensive plant knowledge, experience in plant buying, and you’ll often find her confidently running the tills. She maintains the high standards of customer experience around the Nursery and has a constant smile on her face.

Production

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Ade Jackson

Production

Responsible for growing all of our bedding plants since 2003, Ade is a meticulous member of staff that ensures all of Smith’s bedding meets a high standard. He always keeps the team motivated with his fantastic sense of humour and is Free Radio’s most loyal listener. 

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Matt Curtis

Production

Responsible for our fantastic selection of home grown perennials. Matt has an extensive plant knowledge that he has gained over many years working in horticulture. He is always happy to share his expertise with our customers, and want’s to please everybody with his friendly and bubbly attitude. 

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Darius Davis

Production

If anyone can build it, fix it or solve it, Darius can. One of the longest standing employees at Smith’s Nurseries, Darius is an expert on the forklift and will often be seen whizzing around making sure everything is running smoothly. He is our experienced delivery driver that can offer you advice with any building aspects of your dream garden.

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Kieran Smith

Production

The second eldest son to Mick and Tara, making him the 4th generation of the Smith’s Nurseries family. Kieran usually works on a Sunday ensuring that Ade has everything he needs for production. When he’s not stocking up compost he’s usually coming up with bizarre and brilliant business ideas.

Retail

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Emma Legg

Retail

The newest member to our team, Emma joined us in 2016 with many years previous experience as a Gardener. Emma is full of enthusiasm and lights up talking about gardening. A creative asset to our team, she has a clear vision for landscape design and has masses of horticultural knowledge.

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Rick Calender

Retail

Our resident volunteer at Smith’s, Rick has a cheeky sense of humour that is adored by everyone at the Garden centre. He is on hand to guide you in the right direction, and will happily stop to chat with you about your gardening needs.

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Chloe Jessop

Retail

A diverse member of the team, Chloe is responsible for keeping our fantastic home grown bedding stocked and presented to a high standard. Her friendly attitude and dedication to customer service will ensure you get the help and advice you need.

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Julie Hutchins

Retail

A new member to the team, Julie works maintaining the shop to a high standard and serving customers on the till. She has an incredibly hard working attitude and a good grounding in horticulture, that makes her more than happy to answer any last minute questions you may have at the tills.

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Brian Farmer

Retail

Responsible for keeping the plants in the retail area looking fresh and fantastic, Brian ensures the plants are watered, fed and cared for. He has been part of the team for 10 years now, and has 40 years of plant knowledge behind him. Brian is always happy to help you with any questions you might have.

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Josh Hooper

Retail

Our youngest member of the team, Josh is a hard working individual who is gradually building on his plant knowledge. Whilst learning the ropes, he is more than happy to find the right person to help you, and there isn’t anything in the garden centre that Josh can’t lift.

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Nancy Colville

Retail

Responsible for serving our customers when they reach the till, Nancy is always bubbly and has an infectious personality. She is a proud Canadian through and through, with a passion for any person and pet dog that comes into the nursery.

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Gary Colville

Retail

Responsible for stock control of non-plant items, Gary keeps everything in storage expertly organised. He usually works in the shop assisting the till staff, but also creates events like our ‘stargazing evenings’ and has a real passion for the local community.

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Kendall Newby

Retail

Responsible for working at the till on Friday afternoons and Saturday, Kendall works hard to create a helpful checkout experience. She has the ability to turn her hand to any task at the nursery, and this shows through in her hard-working attitude.

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Kelly Hickman

Retail

Responsible for working on the tills, Kelly serves customers with ease and care. Her happy personality is sure to put a smile on your face. She is able to expertly deal with any enquiries that you might have, and is able to determine who would be best to help you in any scenario.