Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Nick Dunn - Frank Matthews Trees

Where: Castle Garden Area of the Castle


Is Managing Director and owner of Frank P Matthews Ltd a wholesale tree nursery located in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Frank P Matthews is one of the largest tree nurseries in the UK and supplies garden centres, commercial growers, mail order companies and the public through it’s onsite Tree Shop with fruit and ornamental pot grown and bare root trees.
Nick has recently been awarded the Royal Horitcultural Society’s (RHS) highest honour, the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH). The VMH is awarded to British horticulturists deserving of special honour by the RHS for horticultural excellence and personal endeavour and is regarded internationally as the highest distinction in horticulture. Only 63 medals are ever held at one time, Nick’s father Mr Andrew Dunn was also awarded the VMH in 2003.

This talk will take place in the Aardvark Festival Bookshop, in the Castle Gardens area of the Castle.

Nick has been awarded this medal for his service to the horticultural industry and over 40 years working for and running Frank P Matthews. His other key achievements include:



A chef doing a demonstration

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A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

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