I am currently working as part-time Head Gardener and part-time Consultant beside looking after 'Green Leaf Plants'.
As time allows I travel around Europe and the United Kingdom to visit gardens and meet their gardeners.
I love exchanging experiences, plant knowledge and enjoying the beauty of nature.
I have always been passionate about nature and plants and have spent most of my childhood outdoors exploring meadows, brooks and scrubs.
I chose Horticulture as my career and went to study this field in depth after a three year apprenticeship in a German nursery.
University brought me closer to the scientific world and revealed many fascinating secrets of the botanical domain.
Research was a major part of the study but also included a lot of practical projects.
During this time a founded Botaniquarium.eu as I was finding it frustrating to collect specific plant information.
I wrote my dissertation in England at the Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum, Hampshire, UK where I then became Area Manager and Team Leader after graduating.
During my time at the Arboretum I learned countless new plants, many of which would never grow in the cold German climate.
I completely embraced my passion for plants and am still very keen on learning new things in Horticulture, as I believe one remains a student for life.
Only then one can reach the maximum potential of knowledge and skills.
After leaving the Arboretum I moved to work privately as a chartered Head Gardener.
That was the beginning of doing the extra step and starting my own nursery/plant centre.
It took a lot of preparation time before launching "Green Leaf Plants", including months of research, building a good range of stock plants and most of all: finding a suitable location for the plant centre.
And here we are today, on our enthusiastic journey through the world of Horticulture and Botany.
I can't think of a better way of spending my life!