Archives: Growers Stories

Helen Tuckfield – Seedpod Farm

Helen Tuckfield is about to start the restoration of their historic Walled Garden at Stinsford House, Dorset. We find out about her journey from creating sustainable wedding blooms to starting the restoration of the walled garden that inspired literary great Thomas Hardy.

Julia from Parkers Patch

A passionate gardener Julia Parker has turned a hobby into a career. She runs gardening workshops in her local area and is the author of The Little Grower's Cookbook.

Country Garden Designer, Ben Gray

Garden designer Ben Gray grew up on a farm in Lincolnshire and he has a degree in fine art. No wonder the country gardens he designs are beautiful works of art.

Michael Perry aka Mr Plant Geek

Michael Perry Aka Mr Plant Geek
Michael Perry, better known as The Plant Geek, needs no intro; he's a regular speaker at Plant Shows and is often seen on ITV This Morning sharing his gardening tips and on QVC presenting a range of curated products

Lisa Allison’s Allotment Life

Lisa grew up around gardening and learnt about growing food from her dad, who learnt from his dad.  Her online diary is inspiring and educational, and full of useful hints, tips advice. If you're new to allotment gardening - Lisa Allison's Instagram fee @allotment_life_uk is a must follow. 

Claudia De Yong, the award winning natural garden designer

Claudia De Yong is a talented garden designer, specialising in creating natural wildlife-friendly spaces with traditional water features, and has an endless list of prestigious clients. She has won many awards for her natural show gardens including Gold Medal and the Tudor Rose Award for her “Hot Springs’ garden at Hampton Court in 2016.

Sharon & Andy Grow To Eat

Durham based gardeners Sharon and Andy document their fruit and veg growing on Instagram; their daily posts are an inspiration to over 64K followers.