My name is Philip Oostenbrink and I am Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral. Apart from my full-time job I am Collections Coordinator for Plant Heritage in Kent and Plant Trials committee member for the RHS. I am also a horticultural speaker for any groups who are interested in gardening and/or history.
I have been a plant collector all my life. I have a passion for tropical gardening and I have three National Plant Collections: Aspidistra elatior, Hakonechloa macra and Ophiopogon japonicus. I have a love for variegated plants.
I created this website to share some of my favourite plants. Photographs and descriptions will be added under the individual collections.