Garden designer Roddy Llewellyn has been gardening for 65-years after being given a packet of seeds when he was three years old. It’s not something he’s always enjoyed, but he’s never given up. He spoke to Ken Crowther about gardening throughout this life.
Garden designer, journalist and television presenter Joe Swift is a very busy man with his diary booked full of garden shows this summer including Chelsea, Hampton Court and Southport. Despite being so busy he still has time to do some designing. He recently worked with the fashion designer Zandra Rhodes on a project in Bermondsey has he told Ken Crowther.
When garden designer Dan Pearson was coming up with ideas for his Chelsea Flower Show garden for sponsor Champagne Laurent-Perrier they suggested he look to Chatsworth for inspiration. The garden won gold and was awarded Best Show Garden, Dan talked to Ken Crowther about the garden.
Veteran of building gardens at shows is designer Mark Gregory of Landform. This year marks his 26th year at Chelsea, in that time he’s built 90 gardens, not including the trade stands. For Mark, the shows are a good opportunity to market the business but he also gets an adrenaline buzz as he told Ken Crowther.
Swiss garden designer and horticulturalist Hester Macdonald has been visiting one of the trade shows held in Germany to find out which new plants we can expect to see in 2015.