Leon Brailsford

Planting and Styling Trainee

I am Leon Brailsford, one of the planting and styling trainees at Bestall. My position here primarily consists of planting on site and conducting aftercare. 

My favourite part about being in the Landscaping & Horticulture industry is being outdoors, come rain or shine, and seeing the transformation of spaces into something very special for people. If I worked elsewhere, I would like to be a car valeter, as I have a keen interest in cars and think it would be very satisfying to restore a car to its former glory.

My hobbies and interests include going to car shows, as it is great to see rare & beautiful cars and speak to their owners for stories and learn new information I never knew before. Additionally, I really enjoy going on walks, as they give me time to myself and with my surroundings. 

If someone were to play the role of me in a film of my life, I would like John Travolta (when he had hair) to do it. Also, if stranded on a desert island with only 3 items, I would take a knife, a lighter, and a sleeping bag. Given the situation where I had all the money I wanted, I would probably just buy more cars.

Trivia wise, one I like is that we know more about space than we know about our own oceans.