Spotlight - Gardener Karl Taylor

31 May 2017

Spotlight - Gardener Karl Taylor

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. Karl Taylor has worked with the Grounds maintenance on the Welbeck estate for just under 10 years.


What is is your role?

Working within the Grounds maintenance department, my job involves maintaining the gardens on the Welbeck estate, including the Abbey grounds, The Harley Gallery and properties in and around Mansfield. Using a range of equipment from hand movers, strimmers, ride on mowers, chainsaws and wood chippers. 


What is a typical day like for you?

My working day is always full on, also exciting as each day is different! 


What do you like to do on your days off?

I like to go Game beating when the season is on. Weekly visits to the gym, chilling and meeting up with friends for a pint or two! 


If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

It would have to be a Sunday roast. 


What are your two favourite songs?



What book did you read last?

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose


Any favourite line from a movie?

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"  


I’m happiest when:

it's not raining... 


Three words to best describe you:



Quiet (on first meeting!) 


When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? 

Watching the Samsung ostrich advert. 


People would be surprised if they knew: 

I can knit.  


What's your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and sweets. 


What's your favourite thing made at Welbeck?

Sausage rolls from Welbeck Farm Shop