• Amanda Patterson Director

    Amanda Patterson

    Amanda is responsible for managing The Hidden Gardens. Her role involves business planning, programme development, creating strategic links with partners across the city, and ensuring standards of good practice.

  • Pip Ryan Interim General Manager

    Pip Ryan
  • Paula Murdoch Head Gardener

    Paula Murdoch

    Paula’s role is to manage the maintenance and development of the Gardens. Part of this role involves managing a gardening team and volunteers who support her in protecting, conserving and enhancing the Gardens. Under secondment as Gardens Manager, she is also involved in designing, developing and managing gardening and horticulture programmes which address key outcomes of the organisation relating to integration, health improvement, skills and learning.

  • Andrea Gillespie Volunteering Manager

    Andrea Gillespie

    Andrea’s role is to recruit, manage and support volunteers involved in the ‘Pathways to Change’ volunteering programme. Volunteers learn gardening skills, improve their health and wellbeing, make new friends and are involved in skill sharing whilst helping to meet the needs of the Gardens.

  • Grace Mark Community Programme and Audience Development manager

    Grace Mark

    Grace’s role is to oversee the running of the community and creative programmes at The Hidden Gardens, including, Tai Chi on the Lawn, Wee Happenings, Music on the Lawn. She encourages community involvement and participation in the Gardens. Her role includes overseeing the running of community festivals and events. Grace also provides marketing and press support. She is always seeking to hear your views and ideas about our projects, activities and events.

  • Wing Yee Li Community Engagement Officer

    Wing Yee Li

    Wing’s role is to help the Gardens engage with the local communities and promote new activities and events. She is closely involved in developing a new strategy of community engagement, and in managing the day to day running of the programme activities throughout the year.

  • Riitta Koljonen Administrator

    Riitta Koljonen

    Riitta’s role is to ensure that the office at The Hidden Gardens is efficiently run. This includes acting as the first point of contact for members of the public enquiring about the Hidden Gardens and managing the Boilerhouse bookings and events.

  • Horti Trainers

    Horti Trainers

    Pauline Slaven
    Ian Borthwick

    The Horticultural Trainers deliver a programme of gardening activities and workshops to a diversity of children, young people and adults. The programme of gardening activities and workshops allow participants to experience practical gardening skills. In addition, Horticultural Trainers also deliver training within a framework which promotes awareness of nature, the environment and biodiversity.

  • Garden Assistants

    Garden Assistants

    Ruby Hirsch
    Riitta Koljonen
    Lynne Maclagan
    Doug Milne
    Bertrand Mougel
    Pauline Slaven
    Lisa Swift

    Garden Assistants assist with all horticultural tasks, ensuring that the Gardens are maintained to the highest horticultural standards. Their role is also to maintain and patrol the gardens, in order to maximise visitor enjoyment. Garden Assistants are also on hand to answer any queries or questions that visitors may have.

  • Saubia Safdar Cleaner

    Saubia Safdar

    Saubia keeps the Boilerhouse looking spotless and shiny for all of our programmes and hires.

  • Fatima Uygun Cookery Workshop Leader

    Fatima Uygun

    Fatima’s role is to plan, deliver and evaluate cookery sessions within the Gardens’ community programme. She also provides one-off workshops for volunteers, community groups and events.

  • Rhona Simpson Common Ground Project Workshop Leader

    Rhona Simpson

    Rhona works on the Common Ground Project delivering workshops to local school groups at the schools and at The Hidden Gardens.