Our highly experienced staff are the catalyst to make things happen. They will endeavour to make your event the most rewarding, most celebrated, most successful event ever!

About Us

In 2004 Garlands began providing outdoor activities and has evolved to become one of the leading teambuilding event providers and event venues in the midlands today.

Based at Mythe Farm, Garlands is an events company with a diverse range of event facilities and has a dedicated team which specialises in corporate events, team building and team development programmes. Our team of event professionals thrive on making events come alive, it’s their passion. Our experienced facilitators can provide the skills and expertise to develop your leaders and improve team performance. With 150 acres of countryside, a fabulous converted barn, a warehouse, training rooms, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, 3 event fields, 8 bedrooms, a huge range of activities and team building exercises we are ideal for a wide range of corporate events.

Mythe Farm has been owned and run by the Garland family for the last 50 years and we care about how we operate. Over the last 10 years we have planted over 20,000 trees, installed a solar PV system to generate all the electricity that we use and more, created an event space to an equivalent BREEAM ‘Good’ standard and we have also initiated a zero waste to landfill policy.

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Business Development Manager

With over 25 years’ experience of corporate training, event and festival management, Andie is Myers-Briggs and Belbin trained. A keen conservationist, you can also find Andie at festivals or leading worldwide scientific expeditions.


With Joanna, Joe was the founder of Garlands Leisure in 2004, opening the Mythe Barn Events Venue in 2012 he continues to develop all businesses at Mythe Farm. In his spare time Joe enjoys spending time with his family, downhill mountain biking and playing the drums.

Operations Manager

Aaron joined the team in early 2016, but has been delivering training and instruction to corporate clients and educational establishments since 2001. A graduate in Sports and Exercise Science and Psychology, and a qualified Mountain Leader and paddle sport coach. Aaron enjoys spending his spare time in the mountains and on white water.


With a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Jo has helped establish the various enterprises at Mythe Farm since 2004. A local WI Vice President, keen mud runner and mum of 2, Jo loves getting out in the elements, playing netball, making things and singing in the choir.

Accounts Manager

A highly experienced accounts professional, Julie is THE person to be especially nice to in the office (she pays the wages). When not working, Julie is busy organising the family and relaxing with a glass of red.

Ground and Property Maintenance

A key background staff member, John is the reason why Mythe Farm always looks impeccable for your event. Whether a wedding, corporate team event, activity day or conference, John will have helped prepare Mythe Farm for your arrival throughout the seasons.

Accounts Manager

Rose (Joe’s elder sister) joined Joe and Joanna as they started their business activities, keen to help and guide them and utilise her previous career in business management accounts. Now not so hands on, her role is more advisory.

General Maintenance

All round good egg, Pat hails from Ireland and is one of the key background staff that clients never meet. He is a Jack of all trades and master of many.

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Top Dogs!

Born in July 2011, Tilly had seven pups in February 2015. Spot was the runt of the litter back then, but now thinks he’s ‘top dog’ on the farm. When not working on the farm, leisure time is spent chasing sticks, balls and the odd delivery van!