The Knoll Gardens Foundation (KGF) is a Charitably Incorporated Organization (CIO), with a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing performance of the charity.
Rowena Jecock – Chair of Trustees
My background is in botany and microbiology, which I have always found fascinating. Having now retired, I am delighted to be able to help the Foundation deliver on its aim to continually develop and share its understanding of this very special garden and the wildlife that inhabits it.
My family arrived at Knoll in 1994 and I have since spent my time working on the garden and the specialist nursery. I am a Director of Knoll Gardens, author and ex RHS Council member.
Having worked at the nursery since leaving school I am now a Director of Knoll Gardens and together with Neil and Andrea set up the charity in 2008.
I am a self employed garden designer and gardener with considerable experience of working in the charity sector.
I am an experienced communications and fundraising specialist, with an ever growing passion for horticulture.
My career to-date has been in corporate finance for the pharmaceutical industry so I work all day on computer screens. I am therefore passionate about my garden and green spaces and how much they enhance my well being. For me, being a KGF trustee is about sharing the wonder of nature in these spaces.
I am a happily retired ex food teacher, amateur gardener and Knoll volunteer who enjoys tranquil gardens, and wildlife friendly planting.
The KGF is always interested to hear from individuals who feel they may be able to contribute to the work of the KGF by becoming a trustee.