Meet the Team

Burston Garden Centre - Team Photo 2017

Jill – Assistant Garden Centre Manager

Jill has been with Burston’s since 2019: she is returning to retail after most recently working within the public sector.

Based at our Information Desk, Jill works as part of the heart of the garden centre and from there she organises all manner of things which keep the centre running smoothly. With her kindly manner Jill is highly organised and extremely helpful. If you have any queries or need to know where anything is she will assist you.

In her spare time Jill loves being with her family, meeting up with friends and loves walking and travelling to new places in the UK.

Joanna – Plant Area Manager

Joanna has varied retail background and a big passion for plants. She has been with the Burston team for the last 14 years and has been recently promoted to Plant Area Manager. She has a keen eye for detail and along with maintaining the department to a high standard, she will be on the lookout for some exciting new plants for the coming months. In her spare time, she loves being with family or at home doing craft work, gardening and reading.

Sam – Garden Care Manager

Sam has over 11 years of experience, starting his working life at clothing chain NEXT. Over the years, he has gained lots of valuable knowledge which has helped him to successfully run our garden centres largest department. He has a good level of product knowledge in all areas of the department. He has a newfound passion for gardening in general and is keen to learn more every day.

Lorna – Restaurant Manager

Lorna has been in the industry since 1985 started as a chef in a 5-star hotel in Devon, working her way up into management.  She is also passionate about gardening and has her own allotment.  Her background is in the corporate world and she has run restaurants in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, Lords, Twickenham, and Wimbledon.