Name: Richard Cowman
Address: Tramore, Co. Waterford
Current position: Assistant Garden Manager
Business details: Assisting with management and maintenance of a 1 hectare garden at Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Gardens.
• Qualified Carpenter & Joiner
• BSc in Horticulture 2012
I worked in several very different employment positions throughout my career from manufacturing to construction and now horticulture. I am enjoying this occupation more than any other previous role. I really enjoy the benefits of working outdoors all year round and the opportunity to continue learning constantly.
Overview and current role
I am employed at Lafacadio Hearn Gardens which is located in the seaside town of Tramore in Co. Waterford.
My role consists of all aspects of garden maintenance including planting, pruning, weeding, irrigation, tree staking, pond & stream maintenance etc. Organising and setting out daily duties for team of co-workers. I also assist members of the public and provide garden tours when necessary.
Future career goals
To continue to learn and improve in horticulture. Every day provides the opportunity to observe nature and enhance my knowledge in a therapeutic and peaceful setting