Our Team

Garden Workshop Leaders

Rhona Simpson, Pauline Slaven and Lisa Swift

The workshop leaders deliver workshops and learning experiences to groups in the gardens and out in the community.

Saubia Safdar


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

Horticultural Trainers

Ian Borthwick, Gillian Feighery, Richie Walsh

The Hidden Gardens is the ‘go to’ centre for expertise in horticulture and biodiversity. Our team of trainers can deliver horticultural expertise for your needs.

Garden Assistants

Bertrand Mougel, Tanja Reithmueller, William Forster-Smith, Lisa Swift, Riitta Koljonen, Georgia King, Ruby Hirsch, Paul Irvine, Pauline Slaven

Garden Assistants ensure that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Board of Directors

This consists of an appointment from Glasgow City Council, 2 from our Advisory Group and 6 seats filled by application. They all have different skills and experience that guide the charity and ensure we are achieving our mission.

Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group consists of local people who share an interest in the work of the Trust and want to contribute to our continued development. We welcome new applications to ensure The Hidden Gardens remains a vibrant and engaging charity that meets the needs of local people.