Henchie, Stewart J.
Head of Hardy Display
Horticulture and Public Experience
Hardy Display Section
Qualifications & Appointments
Dip. Horticulture, Kew, 1973.
Management Committee, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens & Arboretum, Hampshire.
Board member of PlantNetwork – the Plant Collections network of Britain & Ireland.
Senior horticultural manager; lead partner on Bromus interruptus reintroduction in the wild (UK); support for UK Overseas Territories (Montserrat).
Managing 47 staff primarily concerned with the curation, production and display of mainly herbaceous plants; responsible for approximately one third of the outside area of Gardens visited by the public. Acting for Kew as lead partner for Bromus interruptus, organizing reintroduction of this Extinct-in-the-Wild UK species in collaboration with Natural England, Millennium Seed Bank, Paignton Zoological Gardens and private landowners/farmers. Actively choosing sites, sowing seeds, monitoring sites chosen with landowners. Part of team working in Montserrat (UK Overseas Territory) on the redevelopment of a new botanic garden (original destroyed by volcanic eruption), with strong emphasis on native and endemic plants from the island. Leading in design, layout and horticultural organization of the new garden in cooperation with local partner, the Montserrat National Trust.
Selected Earlier Publications
- Clubbe, C. & Henchie, S.J. (eds) (1999). The cultivation and conservation of threatened plant species for UK Overseas Territories. A study manual of horticultural techniques for the conservationist. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 123 pp.