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Meet The Team

Kevin Blockey Portrait

Hi I'm Kevin, when not working as Treasurer 

and overseeing the building work on this project, I manage my

own archaeological consultancy - specialising in Cathedrals, work on

the farm  and carve

stone. (I am a Member

of the Royal Society of Sculptors).

Fran Blockey Portrait

Hi. I'm Fran. I'm passionate about nature, gardening, art and cosmology.  When not working on this project you'll find me farming (agroecology) just above Llanidloes. I'm fascinated by the origins of farming and am helping to reconstruct a Neolithic settlement  - to explore the lives and minds of our ancestors. 

Lucantoine Bonte Portrait

Hello, I'm Luc, with the help of my team. I develop, supervise and evaluate the project.  Coming from the French Alps I am always looking for something to climb or a good piece of cheese. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any ideas/requests for

The Hanging Gardens or if your climbing shoes are itching.

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Hi I’m Lucy, I manage the cafe. My dream is to create a safe space for everyone and better connect us to the food we eat. When I’m not managing the cafe you’ll find me learning about trees or climbing a hill with my dogs. I enjoy a good cup of tea and a good view, preferably at the same time. 

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Hi I’m Chloe! I cook healthy, seasonal food in the café and also facilitate weekly creative sessions for parents. When not working at The Hanging Gardens you’ll usually find me outdoors with my son - whether camping around the British isles, digging in the vegetable garden or walking up one of the nearby hills. (Usually with enough time for a game of hide and seek on the way down!)

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Hello I’m Zoe. I drink a good quantity of tea per day and could consume almonds by the bowlful!

I enjoy a good chat at

The Hanging Gardens and working with wonderful people. I love walking in the countryside, getting caught out in the wind and the rain and returning home to cosy fires, blankets and thick socks at home with my family.

My favourite Welsh word is gwdihw.

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Hello, I’m Lauren. I am a self-confessed crazy cat lady, you will often see me sporting far too much tie dye, wrapped in a comfy cardigan with frizzy coloured hair (right now it is pink). When I am not working at The Hanging Gardens, I am rescuing cats or making cat toys to raise money for them via my online shop, Cwtch Cath. I am a qualified art teacher with a keen interest in all aspects of photography, art and design.

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Hi, I’m Louise. When I’m not helping out in The Hanging Gardens you’ll find me studying for a degree in forensic psychology, volunteering and illustrating part time. You’ll also find me chronically out of breath from mountaineering. Or spending “too much” quality time with my boyfriend's cat Thai and my dog / best pal Boots.

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