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Yohan Briceno joins Gardenproud team

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Yohan Adrian Gomez Briceno to be precise!

Yohan joined our team of gardeners this year, then promptly tripped over playing basketball with some friends and broke his collar bone! So a bit of a false start, but I’m pleased to say he’s now back fighting fit, and impressing the clients with his knowledge, charm and great work ethic. He’s also one of two gardeners currently upping their game taking a course at Plumpton Horticultural College, jointly sponsored by Gardenproud. Outside of his interests in gardening Yohan is a budding volcanologist!

Yohan comments, “I remember my Mother asking me once what my dream was? I was probably nine or ten years old and I said to her, I would love to climb that volcano… ( Concepcion Volcano Nicaragua ) , and she replied by saying, I love the roses that grow up there mmmmm… They are beautiful and they smell amazing. Years later during early summer on my first ascent, all of a sudden I found myself surrounded and astonished by the beauty of the different roses ( Hybrid Tea Roses and Floribundas ) that were growing everywhere and the smell that spread was incredible, my Mother was right!!!”

Coming from humble beginnings Yohan has always put his passion into the outdoors. He spent eight years working as a Mountaineer Tour Leader, climbing crazy-active volcanoes and also working for several National Parks where he taught about the protection, preservation and conservation of nature and wildlife.

Yohan is also a Co-founder for Union Guias de Ometepe ( OUG ) and a Member of the Nicaraguan Mountain Leader Association (NMLA) where he served as an organizer and trainer for new tour leaders.

After travelling through South America, Central America and most of Nicaragua… This time Yohan embarked on a different, forever lasting, lifetime LOVING adventure. The love for his Brits wife, who he met and fell in love with on his Volcanic-Island, lead him to the UK.

Based in the beautiful town of Tunbridge Wells, Yohan decided to put his passion once again into the outdoors and started working for Gardenproud, which embraced and engaged him as an official Gardener, as well as broaden in his knowledge of British plants by giving him the great opportunity to attend a special course at Plumpton College ( A Year In The Garden ) for the recognition, maintenance and care of plants. He also passed his tree surgery course for small trees at Hadlow College.

“Putting my love and passion for gardens and being surrounded by the greatness of nature gives me the peace and harmony that I need, as well as the wonderful opportunity to feel and remember the smell of roses once again… ”

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