|Ken Crowther has been running a landscape company since 1966. During that time he has run a retail nursery in Abridge in Essex moving from there 10 years ago to new premises in Epping . He has been working for BBC Essex for over 25 Years, and has had his own program since 1992. He has broadcast from all the major gardening events across the country including Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show and Gardeners World Live, as well as attending local gardening events in Essex. His hour Saturday programme where a guest expert joins him answers listeners gardening questions. The programme then has additions of tips and advice added and is put up as a podcast .
He is now concentrating on World Radio Gardening answering your emails.
|Geoff Hodge is a gardening writer, author and broadcaster, writing for gardening magazines and websites. He has written seven gardening books, including four for the Royal Horticultural Society.|
|Adam Pasco has been a leading gardening journalist in the UK for over 30 years, successfully launching and editing BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for 22 of these. He now works from his own media company, Adam Pasco Media, as a consultant to the gardening industry.
During his career he has been editor of five national gardening magazines, a gardening columnist for The Daily Telegraph, contributed to numerous books, and was a presenter and judge for BBC Gardener of the Year.
|Andrew Tokely is Seed Purchasing Manager for Kings Seeds in Essex. He has over 30 years Horticultural experience , gained from his 11 years in the Nursery trade, 21 years at Thompson & Morgan and his time with Kings seeds. Andrew is a very keen gardener growing a wide range of Vegetables for the kitchen and for Exhibition on his allotment in Capel St Mary Suffolk. He also loves growing Leeks and Onions on his plot as well as over 1000 bedding plants and a large collection of Begonias in his garden.|
|Hester Macdonald is a garden designer living and working in the Lake Geneva region since 2001, and has hosted the weekly gardening show, Dig It! on World Radio Switzerland since 2003. She started a gardening school for amateurs last year, to share her infectious enthusiasm for the world of plants and great design with beginners and new arrivals to Switzerland. She is delighted to join the team on World Radio Gardening, bringing you the best gardens, plants and producers from the heart of Europe.|
|Former Head Gardener of Audley End Kitchen Garden, Saffron Walden. Previously worked at Dyffryn Gardens, Aberglasney and Barnsdale. Works as advisor to National Allotment Society Writes articles for various magazines and speaker. Author of Teach Yourself ‘Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg’
Managed restoration of Audley End Kitchen Garden, Saffron Walden, Essex. It was returned to working example of a Victorian Kitchen Garden using Victorian methods growing to Soil Association Organic Certification using heritage cultivars of fruit flowers and vegetables. The showpiece of the garden was the Vinery growing early and late vines and late peach house
|John Mason has had over 40 years experience in the Horticulture, Education, Recreation and Journalism industries.
John is an author of over one hundred books and of over two thousand magazine articles, the principal and CEO of ACS Distance Education (delivering Horticulture and many other courses) and the ACS Bookshop. John is also the Garden Editor of Home Grown Magazine (an Australian quarterly green living magazine) and a fellow of both the Australian Institute of Horticulture and the (UK) Institute of Horticulture.
|Owen Ward loves the outdoors and radio, so putting the two together is a perfect match! With over a decade working and volunteering on various radio stations, Owen has gained a number of National Awards. Also, his wife works at a large Garden Centre so he gets to hear about all the latest trends in garden shopping.|
|Michael is a multi-skilled horticulturist with experience in new product development, TV and radio broadcast, social media and blogging, and lecturing on new plants and gardening concepts. His friendly attitude ensures a relaxed, yet knowledgeable delivery to his work, in whichever arena.|