Annie M Gulvin. Annie Gulvin and Alice Hutchings were the first female
Annie Gulvin and Alice Hutchings were the first female gardeners at Kew in 1896. Annie Gulvin (pictured here) left in 1897 to take up the post of head gardener on an estate in South Wales. She was reported in the Kew Journal of 1898 to have " the distinction of being the first woman to take solo charge of a garden on exactly the same terms as a man."