Bruce is an accredited Member of the Association of Heritage Interpreters and has been responsible for interpretation at the Garden for the past 8 years. As part of the team that gained National Nature Reserve status for Waun Las in 2008, he was primarily responsible for opening up access to Pont Felin Gât and for ongoing development of public engagement on the NNR and farm. A former professional field botanist, he was the natural history collections and exhibitions officer at Oldham Museum and Art Gallery for 12 years. During this time, he created the Biodiversity Action Plan and co-authored the Local Agenda 21 Plan for Oldham MBC and helped set up an Environment Forum to promote sustainable development in the borough. Amongst other things Bruce is expert on the Garden’s mycology, especially the waxcap meadows. He leads the Garden’s Medicines in May festival programme, is closely involved with arts visual and performing arts matters, and schedules the calendar of family activities each year.