May. 2nd, 1949
Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Gardener, writer and broadcaster. Educated at Ilkley County Secondary School, Shipley Art and Technology Institute, Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture (Nat. Cert. Hort.), and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (DipHort). Apprentice gardener, Parks Department, Ilkley (1964-68), Supervisor, Staff Training, Royal Botanic gardens (1972-74), Assistant Editor, gardening books, Hamlyn Publishing (1974-76), Assistant Editor and department Editor, Amatuer Gardening (1976-79), freelance writer and broadcaster(1979-)
- He was awarded the M.B.E. in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honours List for his services to gardening and broadcasting.
- His favorite film is _Lawrence of Arabia (1962)_ (qv).
- Has two daughters: Polly aged 24 and Camilla aged 22 (September 2004)
- His favorite 'Andrew Lloyd Webber' (qv) musical is "Jesus Christ Superstar".
- Is a regular columnist for BBC Gardener's World magazine publication, and also for Express newspapers.
- His father was a plumber.
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