Anne, along with her husband, runs the high-quality Ashbrook plant nursery. Her skilled horticultural team includes students from Dundee & Angus College whom she encourages. Anne and the team at Ashbrook believe in engaging with and supporting their local community. They help local community garden associations such as Colourful Carnoustie, Brechin in Bloom and Edzell Village Improvement Society to source plants for their displays. They also host visits from local schools and groups and regularly give talks and demonstrations.
The nursery’s open days and fun days raise money for local charities and good causes such as youth music, The Learning Tree Partnership and Friends of Keptie Pond. Anne and her staff grow and supply plants, with the proceeds from sales going to the Trellis therapeutic gardening network.
Anne goes above and beyond her commercial interests to promote widespread involvement and enjoyment of gardening. Her generous efforts are worthy of recognition.