Ollie Hutson
Gardens Illustrated|November 2017

As senior kitchen gardener, overseeing growing for the Pig Group, Ollie Hutson is key to the success of the food-focused hotels that describe themselves as restaurants with rooms

Who has inspired your career the most?

My grandfather Derek Hutson, who showed me his allotment and shared his skills with me as a child. My friend Michael Edwards, a tree officer (and tree guru) who fostered my love of growing in my teenage years and early twenties. James Wong and Jekka McVicar, two massive inspirations in my professional life and my two favourite garden authors.

If gardening is a career change, what did you do before?

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