(Robert) Ashley Shute STEPHENSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1927-09-01
Education Heddon-on-the-Wall Sch, Walbottle Secdy Sch
Books & Publications
Recreations golf, walking, reading, gardening
Clubs Rotary (Seaford)
Style Ashley Stephenson, Esq, LVO
Career apprentice Newcastle upon Tyne Parks Dept 1942; served RASC Palestine and Cyprus 1946; landscape gardener Donald Ireland Ltd 1949, student RHS's gardens Wisley 1952; The Royal Parks: joined 1954, supt Regent's Park 1969, supt Central Royal Parks 1972, bailiff 1980-90; landscape conslt Trusthouse Forte (now Forte) 1990-93; freelance gardening corr (gardening corr The Times 1982-87), contrib to TV and radio progs; chm Britain in Bloom 1991-2000, dir Gardens for Pleasure 1987-94; memb: Ctee Royal Gardeners' Benevolent Fund, Ctee Rotten Row 300, Prince of Wales Royal Parks Tree Ctee 1979, TOPS Ctee RHS 1990-; former memb Ctee London Children's Flower Soc; pres Br Pelargonium and Geranium Soc 1983-94, pres SE in Bloom Ctee English Tourist Bd 2000- (chm 1990-2000, judge Britain in Bloom competition), hort advsr Cincinnati Flower and Garden Show Soc USA 1990-2000; vice-pres PHAB 1992; FIHort 1998
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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