Troy Scott Smith, who has been leading the horticultural renewal of the Mediterranean-style Harold Peto gardens at Iford Manor garden since July 2019 is to leave and return to Sissinghurst Castle gardens at the end of August. Troy trained at Sissinghurst at the start of his career and was head gardener there from 2013 for six years. Both Iford Manor and Sissinghurst are notable for their Mediterranean elements. The picture shows part of the manor house. Harold Peto (1854 – 1933) created some of the finest gardens in England. He lived at Iford Manor in his later years and was an architect and garden designer favouring the Italian style.