Max Crisfield sweetcorn

Max Crisfield

Max Crisfield was kitchen gardener at Parham House and Gardens for five years. Before that he worked at National Trust Nymans in West Sussex. In 2020 he joined a new team, working for head gardener and master horticulturalist Ben Pope at an Arne Maynard-designed private garden in West Sussex. He has taught at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and the Garden House in Brighton and has had articles published in The Telegraph and The English Garden.

Describe your approach to teaching.
My teaching method is a combination of practical demonstrations and classroom-based theory.

What inspires your own work?
I have a particular interest in combining ornamental and edible plants in both an aesthetic and productive way, creating eye-catching potager mixes.

Help preserve our future

We are part of a registered charity and rely on the support of generous donors, members and legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation, design and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how to support us