August Bernstein

Head Tutor at Le Manoir Gardening School Gardening Influencer The Seed Explorers Workshops & Festivals

August Bernstein is head tutor at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quait’Saisons Gardening School in Oxfordshire. August shares both the Le Manoir gardens and her own beautiful home garden with over 100,000 followers on her Instagram platform. August also runs her own seed activity pack business for children and families.

August began working in the Le Manoir Kitchen Garden’s in 2019 and after several years of work and studying to get her horticulture qualifications, August is now the Head tutor of the Raymond Blanc Gardening school. In her spare time, August is studying for a degree in Environmental studies.

Alongside her work for the school, August is passionate about educating young people and inspiring them to learn to grow their own produce and understand where their food comes from. In 2021, August launched her small business The Seed Explorers which is a set of colourful growing boxes for children and families to learn how to grow food together along with fun activities.

August is an inspiring and enthusiastic public speaker which has led to her hosting gardening workshops for both adults and young people at festivals and corporate events. Most recently she ran workshops at Liberty London, Soho Home and has appeared at The Big Retreat, Hampton Court Flower Show and Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place festival. Her workshops focus not only on growing produce but also on manifesting happiness, positivity and achieving your goals through the process of planting.

August has amassed an impressive Instagram following where she shares her passion and joy of growing with her audience, she also shares her love of sustainable and organic fashion on her platform and has worked with brands such as Hope & Ivy, Ridley London, Le Chameau, Merry People, Boden and Mary Benson London.

From an early age, August Bernstein dreamed about travelling the world, searching for adventure. At 10 years old she went on her first holiday abroad, watching the air hostesses in their uniforms thinking how glamourous and lucky they were to venture to different places, experience so many cultures and architecture, she had her heart set on wearing one of those uniforms and worked hard to make her dream a reality. At 19 years old she became cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic and lived her dream for nearly 20 years.

After 18 years of travelling, being away from home and with two young children, August went in search of a new adventure. From buying vegetable seed packets in the supermarket to grow at home with her daughters, August caught the gardening bug and began planting a variety of fruit and vegetables in her garden and fell in love with growing. August became obsessed with vegetable planting and seeking out inspirational gardens, learning as she went. Her husband took her to Raymond Blanc’s 2 Michelin star hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quait’Saisons for a special lunch, whilst there, August visited the incredible kitchen gardens there and completely fell in love. By chance she found a job listing for Kitchen Gardener at Le Manoir and despite having no experience or qualifications, she took a basket of her home grown goodies and runner bean chutney to the interview and the team were so impressed with her passion and obsession for growing and she got the job. After 4 years of working and training, she became head tutor at the Le Manoir Gardening school.


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