Jan Pancheri came to work in the garden in 1999 and became Head Gardener in 2002. Since then she has researched the history of the gardens and tried to plant according to what seemed to fit here. This has included fruit trees, wild flowers, herbal plants and even vegetables. Brought up in Worcestershire, she has tried to bring a breath of the countryside to Central London. As well as being a gardener, Jan has written and illustrated children's books, including Brother William's Year set in the medieval Westminster Abbey, as seen through the eyes of a monk and his dog. She has also written articles for garden publications and newspapers. For many years she produced the Abbey's Greenhouse magazine for the staff. Visitors frequently remark that she has the "best job", and Jan finds it hard to disagree.