Meet the Mount Congreve Gardeners

MEET THE STAFF

Ray Sinnott

Ray Sinnott

Estate Manager

Ray began working in Mount Congreve in 1989 in the nursery. Having left in 1996, he returned in 2006 as assistant production manager, worked his way up and was appointed Estate Manager in 2013. His favorite time of year in the gardens is late Summer early Autumn. His ambition is to "have everyone come to appreciate what a treasure we have here in Waterford with Mount Congreve"

Anthony Power

Anthony Power

Accounts Manager

Tony has worked at Mount Congreve since 2003. He recalls being offered a glass of champagne at his interview for the position by Mr. Congreve.

Michael White

Michael White

Garden Curator

Michael has worked at Mount Congreve for over thirty-six years and is a recipient of the Waley Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain. His encyclopaedic knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for the gardens ensures that the collection is preserved and continues to expand.

He enjoys meeting visitors to the Gardens and is happy to expound on the variety and species of any plant which may have caught your eye. He maintains that “this gardening lark is great fun".

Mark Corcoran

Mark Corcoran

Senior Gardener

Mark celebrates thirty years working at Mount Congreve in May 2019. He was encouraged by his employer, Mr Ambrose Congreve, to learn the names of two plants each day and in doing so has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. The show of colour from the Peonies herald the start of summer for Mark.

Karen Godfrey

Karen Godfrey

Kiosk & Plant Shop

Karen has been working at Mount Congreve for three years. She particularly likes the herbaceous perennials and the Acers. She loves the sound of the birds and the scurrying in the undergrowth and being in nature.

Guna Kreslina

Guna Kreslina

Café Supervisor

Guna began working in the café at Mount Congreve in 2014. She was born in Latvia and has been living in Ireland for the past twelve years. Her favourite place in the gardens is the view from the quarry which houses the Pagoda.

“It would be hard to exaggerate the value to Waterford Tourism of the hugely extensive and varied Congreve gardens.”

~ Irish Arts Review

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