Meet the team: Tatyana

Tatyana is an experienced Early Years Practitioner and mum to the original Mini Gardeners, Finn and Noah. As a busy twin mum, she experiences the benefits of engaging with nature for both herself and her children. Tatyana found a real love for raising plants through her collection of houseplants and getting stuck in to helping out at the plot through the pandemic. The allotment became her safe space away from the challenges of everyday life and continues to be her happy place today. Her focus is all about improving wellbeing and connection for children and adults by getting their feet on the grass, their hands in the soil and their heads up with the tree tops. Alongside this, Tan works as a Holistic Massage Therapist, supporting people from all walks of life on their journey towards health and wellbeing. In her spare time, you can find Tan in the timekeepers box for Barnstaple Inline Hockey Club, keeping scores and looking after the South West Inline Roller Hockey League.

Favourite garden job: Tan loves getting stuck into the heavy jobs, shifting compost, creating raised beds and preparing the plot for growing season. She also loves the harvest, be this edibles or blooms.

Favourite things to grow: Carrots, beetroot and spring bulbs.