Carl Dacus is possibly one of the country's most knowledgeable plantsmen. His home garden is overflowing with amazing and some quite outstanding plants, which come from the four corners of the world.

Up until very recently, Carl was The Royal Horticultural Society’s instructor for their highly-regarded certified course in Horticulture. Over many years he has lectured and taught hundreds of students of varying ages helping them to achieve the cherished goal of The RHS Certificate in Horticulture.

Carl has a passion and a love for everything gardening, which comes across when he talks. His friendly and approachable manner has helped many to make gardening and horticulture their life and along with his vast knowledge of everything from propagation to pests, you could call him a master craftsman.

- Words and video by Niamh Hogan