General enquiries, historic garden administration, Linnaeus study room bookings

Postal address

External Estates
University of Bristol
Waltham Cottage Yard
Hollybush Lane
Stoke Bishop

Nicolette Smith – Departmental Administrator

Tel: 0117 42 82409

Nicolette is the office administrator for External Estates, providing confidential, efficient, effective and professional administrative/secretarial support to the External Estates Manager and departmental staff for Gardens and Grounds, Fenswood Farm and the Botanic Garden. In addition, Nicolette manages the Linnaeus study room bookings.

Alan Stealey – Head of External Estates

Tel: 0117 42 82046

Alan has overall management of External Estates, including design, safety and financial responsibilities for three main service provisions: Gardens and Grounds, Fenswood Farm and the Botanic Garden.

Alan also has two core responsibilities for the University: biodiversity (including BREEAM and ecological reports) and University approved directional signs (including University adopted signs, e.g. no smoking and emergency assembly points).

Alan also has a key role in the Historic Buildings and Gardens Conservation Group, which aims to formulate, guide and effect University policy on the preservation and care of its buildings of special architectural and historic interest.

James Fiddock – Gardens & Grounds Manager

Tel: 0117 42 82170
Mobile: 07990 540279

James is responsible for the mobile grounds teams that operate throughout the University Estate. James is responsible for scheduling all aspects of grounds maintenance, grass cutting, hard surface maintenance, external wall maintenance and liaising with contractors.

Kevin Stuckey – Horticultural & Arboricultural Manager

Tel: 0117 42 82045
Mobile: 07789 753708

Kevin is responsible for the horticultural teams who work within the University Estate, this includes one mobile team and several teams based within different areas of the Estate. Kevin is responsible for scheduling all aspects of garden maintenance, new landscaping/planting and liaising with contractors.

Andrew Hughes – Fenswood Farm Manager

Tel: 01275 394 201

Andrew manages the site at Fenswood Farm, overseeing the use of the glasshouse and controlled environment facilities for scientific research. Andrew also has responsibility for extensive agricultural land at Fenswood Farm, used for field trials and commercial crop production.

Postal address

Fenswood Farm
Wild Country Lane
Long Ashton
North Somerset
BS41 9EB

Please see the Botanic Garden website for their contact details

Debbie Hutchins – Horticultural Supervisor

Tel: 0117 92 89555

Debbie is responsible for the Gardens and Grounds team who work within the University Estate at Langford House, North Somerset. Many aspects of horticultural and grounds maintenance are undertaken, including, hedge cutting/pruning, shrub bed maintenance, leaf clearance, lawn maintenance, hard and soft landscaping projects and minor arboricultural work.

Postal address

Gardens and Grounds
University of Bristol
Langford House
North Somerset
BS40 5DU