Who are the experts on Gardeners' World?

GARDENERS' World is back on BBC Two with new gardening tips.

Get to know the experts on Gardeners' World that help us make sure to take the best care of our gardens.

Who are the experts on Gardeners' World?

Monty Don

Monty Don became the lead presenter of the show in 2003.

The 66-year old born on July 8, 1955, is one of the leading UK gardeners.

He was born in Iserlohn, West Germany but moved to the UK when he was one and grew up in Hampshire.

He attended Cambridge University and studied English at Magdalene College.

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In 2008, Don suffered a minor stroke and had to take a three-year break from presenting.

He then took another break in 2021 but is back for 2022.

Adam Frost

Adam Frost is a 52-year old British garden designer.

He initially started his career working for North Devon Parks Department before he moved to London to work as a landscaper.

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He became famous in the gardening industry when he worked with Geoff Hamilton on his garden at Barnsdale, Rutland.

He is also known for his success for winning seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show which is highlighted in his book, Real Gardens.

Frost became an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014.

Frances Tophill

Frances Tophill is a British horticulturist, author and TV presenter.

Her first job in gardening was an apprenticeship which she got when she was 19-years old.

She studied at the Scottish Agricultural College and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Tophill also starred in ITV's Love Your Garden, featured in Grow Your Own At Home With Alan Titchmarsh and Eat, Grow, Love.

She is also an author of four books: The First-Time Gardener (2015), The Container Gardener (2017), Container Gardener's Handbook (2018) and Rewild Your Garden: Create a Haven for Birds, Bees and Butterflies (2020).

Arit Anderson

Arit Anderson is a garden designer, writer and presenter in the UK.

Before getting into horticulture, Anderson worked in the fashion industry.

She managed teams that delivered collections and events globally while working as a therapist, taught holistic therapies and travelled a lot to the USA.

She is a very creative individual who puts her visual nature of fashion and her healing characteristics into creating beautiful gardens.

She studies at the Capel Manor College and also won at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show along with two other students.

She won a gold medal in the RHS Hampton Court in 2016.

Rachel de Thame

Rachel de Thame was born on October 13, 1961.

The 60-year old inherited her passion for plants and gardens from her father.

de Thame is also a co-host at other major RHS gardening shows hosted by the BBC such as The Chelsea Flower Show, the Hampton Court Flower Show, Malvern Flower Show and BBC's Gardeners' World Live.

de Thame is also an author of two gardening books: Small Town Gardener and Rachel de Thame's Top 100 Star Plants.

She'd done some journalism work with The Sunday Times in which she had a regular gardening column.

Advolly Richmond

Advolly Richmond is a Garden, Landscape and Social Historian.

She studied at the University of Bristol in Garden History where she obtained her MA.

She also has her RHS Level Three qualifications in Practical Horticulture.

Richmond gives several lectures on garden history subjects, which vary from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century.

In media, Richmond also participated in The Garden History Podcast and also led some audio features on plant history for BBC Gardeners Question Time.

Nick Bailey

Nick Bailey is a garden maker, author and speaker.

He studied horticulture at Hadlow College and then got his honours degree in Landscape Design from Greenwich University.

He has been in the industry for over 30 years and has done several works across the UK, Spain, South Africa and Australia.

Bailey wrote three books: Chelsea Physic Garden – A Companion Guide (2014), best-seller 365 Days of Colour in Your Garden (2015 and Revive Your Garden (2018).

He has been presenting on Gardeners' World since March 2016.

Mark Lane

Mark Lane is the first-ever Gardeners' World presenter to be in a wheelchair.

He is a TV presenter, a landscape designer and a writer.

He was born with spina bifida, which is a condition a baby is born with an incomplete closing in the spine.

In 2002, he suffered a car accident which made him have operations on his spine and had to use a wheelchair ever since.

Lane speaks a lot about how managed to discover gardening techniques and tools that he can use despite his disability.

Also, he speaks about how gardening helps his well-being, especially during the difficult times in which he had to adapt to his new lifestyle.

Carol Klein

Carol Klein is a 76-year old British gardening expert born on June 24, 1945.

She has been featuring on Gardeners' World since 2005 and also worked in other shows such as Grow Your Own Veg and Life In a Cottage Garden.

Klein has been running a plant nursery for 30 years, the Glebe Cottage which featured in several gardening publications.

She exhibited at more than 200 RHS Shows, winning many gold medals.

She won six medals at The Chelsea Flower Show.

Joe Swift

Joe Swift is an English garden designer, TV presenter and journalist.

Born on May 25, 1965, Swift attended the Art College after leaving school.

He then spent some time travelling and working abroad before he returned to landscape in London.

He also worked in Sydney and Melbourne.

Later on, he founded his own landscaping company while studying garden design at The English Gardening School.

He also featured on the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, BBC's Small Town Gardens and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and presented coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show on BBC.

When is Gardeners' World on TV?

The series premiered on March 11, at 8pm on BBC Two.

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The next episode is on March 18, at 8pm.

To watch any episodes that you might have missed, simply find them on the BBC iPlayer.

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