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The Trust’s Objectives

The Trust’s charitable objective is: to reclaim, restore, preserve, enhance and develop for the education and benefit of the public, the landscape, gardens and buildings of heritage, horticultural or architectural interest associated with Hestercombe and in support of this objective, to undertake educational work and preserve and maintain archives and collections.


Sir Andrew Burns KCMG


  • John Abbott MSc (Chair)
  • Professor Marion Harney FHEA
  • Kate O’Sullivan, MSc
  • Catherine Pease, MA (Cantab), AADip, RIBA
  • Josephine Waley­-Cohen
  • Roger Lambert MA
  • Charles Hind MA, FSA
  • John Williams MSc
  • Chris Ormrod


  • The Hon Mrs Pease
  • Jane Brown
  • Lady Gass DBE
  • Penelope Hobhouse MBE
  • The Lord Poltimore
  • Sir Roy Strong CH


  • Richard Mira (Chief Operating Officer)
  • Tim Martin (Creative Director)
  • Claire Greenslade (Head Gardener)
  • Michael Matravers (Finance Manager)
  • Warren Leavens (Estates Manager)
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