Claire Smart

claire Smart

Born in Vulcan Canada at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains I started life as a classical guitar teacher before entering Local Government. 

I first encountered the Orchard Trust when I moved to Lydbrook over 20 years ago and became head of social care commissioning for Gloucestershire County Council.  The Orchard Trust has always stood out as a truly special place.  Now, as Procurement Director for the National Trust, I am so proud to be able to support this unique local charity and have been on the Board of the Orchard Trust since 2017.

I love animals, running, reading, music and travelling, and enjoy spending time in our wonderful Forest of Dean.

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News and Events


  • 28/04/2020 2:18pm
  • During these difficult and uncertain times it is comforting to see new life on our smallholding – from lambs and piglet to the natural cycle of the season with fresh leaves and the blossoms of spring.