Billy is the owner of Stott’s Nursery, the site on which we run our workshops and experiences, and is also the Lead Instructor on many of our Horticulture workshops.

Over the last 10+ years, Billy has been heavily involved in Scouting and the outdoors, and loves nature, plants and all natural crafts.

Billy has worked in horticulture for all of his career and has a BSc degree in Horticulture. In both his professional and personal life, he loves to share his passion for plants and nature.

Ed is the Lead Instructor on our Campfire Cooking day.

With 20 years’ experience in the outdoors, Ed is a Scout Leader in Kent, where he has lit and cooked on more campfires than anyone could keep count of.

Ed has also previously managed a local Restaurant and Café, having been a barista and chef before that.

Lydia is a multidisciplinary artist and has been running creative workshops for all ages since graduating from Leeds College of Art in 2014. Alongside her studio practice, she works with schools, galleries, museums and community groups to deliver creative arts workshops and learning activities. She also works with young people as a Cub Scout leader in Kent.

Lydia is currently studying for her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.

Becci is an all-singing, all-dancing, Rugby-playing superstar. She is also a regular instructor on almost all of our workshops and experiences.

Becci has been with BackWoods since the very beginning, helping to plant trees, chop wood and paint buildings. Her experience in the outdoors and Scouting goes back over ten years, and BackWoods are thrilled to have her on board.