Meet the Seedling Team!
Read about some of our Key Members. Visit our Seedling Farm page to see
more of our animals.
Alex Graham (Director)
Alex is a highly experience site and event manager who also runs all of our animal education and oversees all our animal training .
Alex has worked and ran multiple outdoor venues across the country before opening Root 'n' Branch Acres 5 years ago.
The theatrical teaching background Alex came from before moving into site and venue management makes her the ideal person to produce your dream event or tailor your educational experience.
Alex is also a qualified teacher and keen Larper so alongside all of our animal courses she also gets involved in some of our historic curriculum days and forest school experiences.
Mick Collins (Head Designer)
As a designer, producer and director Mick has worked in the Performing Arts industry for over 35 years, producing work of his own and in collaboration with organisations ranging from The RSC to the BBC.
At our venue 'Root 'n' Branch Acres' Mick undertakes the design and build of our Historical Themed and LARP events along with the design and development of Seedling's Educational Curriculum.
Over the years Mick has combined his Art work with Teaching; History, Theatre and Media Technology and is now is a leader in the Edu-LARP field and has been incorporating this into both mainstream and SEN projects since the 1990's.
Mick is also highly experienced in working with children with special needs and disabilities. He brings an innovative and imaginative approach to teaching and learning in this unique environment.
Mick is a keen larper and historian and can help bring authenticity, creativity and a sense of awe and wonder to your session or event.
William (aka Big Bill) is our 14 year old shire gelding standing at 18'2'' (6'2'' in non-horsey terms), As one of the tallest horses in the UK William is a constant favourite with visitors and students alike.
William has his own giant costume cupboard and carries rider wielding weapons and performing stunts as part of our historic displays for school, colleges and community groups.
Even with his exhilarating display work William is one of the gentlest giants you will ever meet and regularly works with special needs children and novice riders.
In his riding lessons he loves to school, hack and even jump and is a thrilling but safe cross country ride.
At Root 'n' Branch Acres Snowflake is one of our star attractions.
Snowflake takes part, alongside her friends in a variety of work from filming to shearing demonstrations, children's petting farms to being a much loved wedding mascot.
Snowflake makes the children and adults alike who meet her laugh and smile at her antics. She also loves to show off her ability around the agility and show jumping course.
Snowflake has also been a mother to some beautiful lambs over her years at Root 'n' Branch Acres and is a much loved member of the team.