Welcome to Gardening a Lifetimes Love of Learning.

You become a gardener when you accept that gardening is a lifetimes commitment and a  love for Learning.

Choosing gardening as a hobby or even better a career, will fill your life with the insurmountable passion for learning that only nature can foretell.



There is not a single day that goes by when gardening isn’t in my everyday thoughts. I live, I breathe it, I share it with every single person I meet.



I’m not shy about my addiction, I won’t hold my head in shame, I am an open lover of Gardens and all that Nature has prevailed.



I switch off Music to listen to birdsong, I smell Mushrooms in the Autumn air. I follow nature, watch winds change and all the time outdoors.



I am guardian I am gate-keeper I am your trusty steed, for I will hold you to warm that winters chill.

grow your gardening knowledge

This week I learnt so many things, for example I learnt that you really cannot judge a book by its cover, in-fact a book can have many covers to alter its demise.


A love of #gardening is a life filled with the joy of learning something new every single day!


I told a tale of fortune, I planted seeds to grow, I re-planned a garden, I cut, I reaped, I sowed. I visited an angel who planted me a kiss!



If I had just one wish, it would to be to cherish these memories, just like this!

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Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning.




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About Head Gardener 291 Articles
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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