Advolly is an independent researcher in garden, landscape and social history, based in Shrewsbury. She is a trustee of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust and a member of the Gardens Trust Events Committee. Through her RHS training and qualifications (up to level 3) she went on to achieve an MA in Garden History from the University of Bristol. She lectures on a variety of subjects from 16th century Italian renaissance gardens through to the early 20th century. She provides 1 day and 6 week Introductory to Garden History courses at a variety of National Trust properties and for the University of Birmingham via Winterbourne House and Gardens. She is currently researching the life and achievements of Victorian botanist and plant collector the Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman (1809 – 1890). Advolly spends a great deal of time in her garden which was featured on BBC 2 Gardener’s World in June 2019 and in October 2019 she went on to present a feature for Gardener's World on the 18th century Rococo garden at Painswick, Gloucestershire. She has written about the gardens at Goldstone Hall in Shropshire for the English Garden magazine (January 2020).
Advolly is rather fond of promoting garden history in all its branches and likes to encourage people to value their garden and landscape heritage especially historic public parks. She is a plant loving practical gardener with probably far too many roses and a collection of snowdrops which kindly shares its space with a range of pre 1900 heritage daffodils. She can be found either lurking in the archives or the shrubbery.
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