Julia Corden has been the Garden Manager at The Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland for the past 15 years.

The garden celebrates 150 years of Scottish Plant Hunters who traversed the world in search of plants:

Forrest, Douglas, Sherriff and many more.

The garden now has the National collection of Meconopsis and is a RHS Partner Garden.

In her spare time Julia is a Botanical/Garden Guide for Brightwater Holidays leading trips to Costa Rica, Chile, South Africa, NZ, Japan and many more.

She has been on many Expeditions into Bhutan and Arunchael Pradesh in the footsteps of George Sherriff, rediscovering plants not seen in the wild for over 70 years as well as new plants - Meconopsis ludlowii. Julia has been involved in Horticulture for over 35 years training at RHS Wisley and RBG Edinburgh. She has judged at Chelsea Flower Show, and RHS Committees. She has also led tours for AGS, SRGC, RHS. Now Julia is very involved with the SRGC - Show Secretary, Diana Aitchison Administrator for 10 years and she will be President in November 2018 and is chairperson for the International Alpines Conference 2021 which will be held in Perth, Scotland.