Ed Ikin

Director of Wakehurst

Ed Ikin

Landscape, land management and living collections

I am the Director of Wakehurst, leading Kew’s 535-acre wild botanic garden and fostering research partnerships with Kew Science. I'm interested in harnessing ecological approaches to make horticulture more sustainable and using the power of science to understand how landscape functions and inspires visitors. I was previously chair of London Parks & Gardens Trust, General Manager of Morden Hall Park and Rainham Hall in London, Assistant Head Gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden, Head Gardener at Nymans (National Trust) and a Clore Fellow.

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of RHUL Industry Liaison Panel
  • Landscape Advisor to Grosvenor GB & I
  • RHS Master of Horticulture
  • MA Garden History
  • BSc Biology

Ikin, E., (2020).

Rare plants.

London: Welbeck Publishing Group.