LoveTheGarden was launched in 2005 with the aim of providing simple and honest advice on all things in the garden, and we're proud of how it's evolved over the years to become one of the leading garden advice sites in the UK.
We feel a lot of that success comes from it being run by people who care about gardening, as it's a part of their everyday lives their enthusiasm for it knows no bounds.
Our Team of Horticultural Experts
LoveTheGarden's team of experts are constantly contributing to the site with new and inspiring ideas, great advice and answering your garden questions on anything to do with the garden.
With decades of experience under their belts (one of our experts has over 30 years!), their wealth of knowledge comes from being garden centre managers, landscape gardeners, working as the editor for the RHS website, being a BBC radio garden presenter, authoring books such as RHS Botany For Gardeners, publishing 22 academic papers, or running a grow your own farm.
These are just some of their qualifications:
- Garden Care Certificate
- BSc in Applied Botany
- BSc(Hons) Applied Biology
- MCIHort Chartered Institute of Horticulture
- NCA (National Certificate of Agriculture)
- FdSc Agriculture & Farm Management
- BSc in Biological Sciences
- MSc in Environmental Consultancy
- PhD in Soil Ecology
- BASIS Horticulure
- MSc Crop Protection
- FACTS and NMP Certificate
- BSc in Biology
- NPTC Pesticide Certificate of Competence
Although our experience and knowledge is vast, we're learning all the time and we love passing on what we learn to others. We're always happy to see other people share in our enthusiasm and contribute to LoveTheGarden with their own experiences, tips, tricks and advice.
And if we're stumped, we'll go away and call on our industry contacts to find the answer for you!
We continue to work alongside our main sponsors, including brands such as Miracle-Gro, Roundup, Evergreen, Levington, Weedol, Joseph Bentley, Yeoman, Chapelwood & Botanico, to take advantage of their ongoing research and cutting-edge knowledge in the field of horticulture.
Working in the Community
Part of spreading the LoveTheGarden word is getting out into the community and helping those less fortunate than ourselves, so they are able to enjoy their gardens and wildlife just like we do. Each year we work with a number of local charities and other deserving organisations, to introduce or restore garden spaces through donations from our sponsors.
These are just some of the people we're working with:
- Bourne Conservation
- Gardening Leave
- High Ground
- Jigsaw School
- Lady Ryder Memorial Garden
- Leonard Cheshire – Hydon Hill
- Little Learners/ Christ Church Get Growing
- Macclesfield RSPB
- The Therapy Garden – Normandy
- Green Fingers – Rosy Cheeks appeal
- Seeds of Hope Children's garden
- St Elizabeth Hospice
Our Children's Programs
We firmly believe that reaching and inspiring the new generation to become more active in the garden is the best way to preserve the future of gardening.
LoveTheGarden co-sponsors a number of initivatives to encourage children to get active in the garden, such as the Miracle-Gro'wers Learning Journey where some schools have the chance to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, Gro-vember to enable kids to take part in Movember and City Cottage Kids.