Gardening Breaks all Records and Creates New Trends

Gardening news normally reserved for the back pages of the most popular glossy magazines, has not only made a revival but is generating a trendy urban following, the likes of which has never been reported before.

The United Kingdom like the USA has always been a hot bed of passion for garden lovers, our English cottage gardens, garden designers and landscapers are all the rage on our TV’s. Turning gardener’s into celebrities overnight, seeing them hosting anything from a cookery programme to reality shows!

Finally we appear to be turning a corner and horticulture is being taken seriously, in-fact the United States are leading the way as their inner city gardens are finding a new audience, who are willing and able to lend a hand.

The trendy urban dweller both at home and across the pond are turning their own plot or backyard into a self-sufficient paradise. Families are becoming resourceful, finding rare seeds and unusual plants for their own gardens. Some are even growing hard to come by fruit and vegetables, preferring the grow your own option to that of mass-produced, well-travelled produce from overseas.

Homegrown produce

This revival for growing your own range of largely organic produce is not for everyone and those lacking a green thumb are turning to inner city farms and pop up gardens for their fresh vegetables. These small often community run, city farms are finding a trendy urban clientele that they had only dreamed of in the past.


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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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