Council of Management

Sue BartlettSue Bartlett (CoM Minutes Secretary, Planning & Conservation and Website) spent the majority of her working life as a landscape architect in Manchester, predominantly in urban areas plus a few encounters with the grounds of listed buildings and conservation areas. She has been continuously involved in CGT dealing with planning issues, website and keeping the CoM on the right track.
Margaret BloweyMargaret Blowey (Events) has been a member of the Cheshire Garden Trust for several years, following acquiring a small Japanese Garden designed by Graham Hardman. A constant attendee along with husband Henry here and abroad, she has also helped at the CGT stands at the RHS Tatton show. Margaret’s experience of governance has been extremely useful to the Trust on several occasions.
David CashDavid Cash (Strategy) is an architect who retired as Chairman of BDP and is first to volunteer for anything! Recently elected to the CoM, David has been a member of the Trust for twelve years. He has particularly enjoyed lectures and garden visits (including the trips abroad!). An enthusiastic gardener, David has a key role organising the successful 'Wilmslow Wells for Africa' Open Gardens Day at the end of June each year and is now also their Chair.
Gordon DarlingtonGordon Darlington (Events, Foreign Garden Tours) has spent all his working life in senior management on a wide variety of landscape projects both in this country and overseas. Chairman for BALI North West for several years, he is currently a Member of BALI’s Standards Working Group and a Vetting Officer. Gordon was also made an Honorary Life Member of BALI in 2011. A member of CGT and now serving on the Committee.
Martin SlackMartin Slack (Treasurer)
After a career in London, Martin, together with his wife Kate, now looks after a large garden near Chester and enjoys the wildlife in their surrounding fields and woods.
Peter YoungPeter Young Graduating in Pharmacy, Peter focussed on drug addiction in Cheshire, developed a consultancy advising supermarkets on their NHS contracts, and acting in hearings on their behalf. He acquired a derelict two-acre garden and woodland on the site of ‘Gardenhurst’, a Victorian villa influenced by Edward Kemp, and over the next thirty years cleared, planned and replanted it. On retiring he took up long distance walking, climbing all our 443 mountains, in between, studying for higher degrees at Liverpool or Manchester Universities in Business Admin (with Law), Geology & Victorian Studies (Art & Architecture) and graduating with a PhD in History.
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