Michael Pascoe has a passion for plants, teaching and travel. Growing up in Cornwall, England he began his gardening career at age 6 with a home built greenhouse. Michael has travelled and worked throughout the world, spending many years in South-East Asia. He is currently a Professor and Academic Program Coordinator for the Horticulture Programs at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada.
Professor Pascoe is also the Director of the Gardens of Fanshawe College and the A. M. Cuddy Gardens in nearby Strathroy, ON. These gardens contain one of the largest collections of Magnolia species and cultivars in Canada as well as many other rare, endangered and interesting plants. Click here. to view the A.M. Cuddy Gardens website.
Michael is a graduate of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, The University of Guelph, the University of Sussex and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He holds an MSc with distinction in Plant Conservation.
He is an award-winning professor, receiving the Fanshawe College Distinguished Teaching Award as a professor and for his teaching team. He was twice awarded the Landscape Ontario Past Presidents Award for his contribution to the horticulture profession. Pascoe was also one of the 100 faculty awarded the prestigious $20,000 Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award from the Province of Ontario for his passion, ingenuity and leadership in teaching.
Michael was the first Canadian to win a Perennial Plant Association (PPA), award for his work on the Cuddy Gardens (now owned by Fanshawe College); he won a second PPA award for his work on the Moore Residence in Thorndale, Ontario. He was also honoured with a London Urban Regional Design Award for his work on the London Life corporate offices.