Tim & Ruth Penrose

Penrose Family
          Anna Penrose
Penrose Family sans Anna
          Anna Penrose

Tim and Ruth Penrose purchased Bowdens in 2004 from Ann and Roger Bowden, Ruth's Mum and Dad.

Previously, Tim and Ruth owned Hudson's Coffee House in Birmingham having started that business in 1990 and sold it in 2006 after many awards nationally and internationally. Hudson's Coffee House won 'The United Kingdom Egon Ronay Award For Best Tea House' in 1993 and featured on the front cover of the book 'The World's Best Coffee Houses' in 1997.

Ruth and Tim, together with their three daughters Anna, Ellen and Felicity, live just a few miles away from the nursery. Tim deals with the logistics and the running of the nursery and Ruth looks after the show plants, takes photographs and builds magnificent hosta displays, together making a wonderful team!

Tim also talks about his nursery and garden show experience as a presenter for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Tim Penrose at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on BBC Radio Devon 22 May 2018