Award-winning garden designer, lecturer and writer Chris Beardshaw is the Founder of his own thriving garden-design business. A trained horticulturalist, Chris came to the public's attention as a presenter on such programmes as Gardeners' World, Hidden Gardens, Flying Gardener and The Great Garden Detectives. Other credits include; Deep, Down & Dirty:The Science of Soil, British Gardens in Time and Beechgrove Garden. Chris’s presentations are lively, entertaining and hugely educational.
Chris was brought up in rural Worcestershire and from the age of four had developed a deep fascination for plants. Throughout his childhood he worked on nearby farms, ultimately making the acquaintance of a local nurseryman who was to become his mentor and supporter. Chris went on to train at Pershore College and began his career in commercial horticulture in research and development. With a passion for art and design, Chris then studied for a Post Graduate degree in Landscape and Architecture affording him to become one of the country’s few designers and presenters to combine both disciplines.
For some time, Chris lectured in horticulture garden design and garden history before being spotted by a television company and so his TV career began. Chris continued to present and teach until 2001 when he founded his own landscape and design consultancy business. This gave him the freedom to work creatively with private and commercial clients worldwide.
Today his work sees him film television projects as well as write and speak at corporate seminars, conferences and major gardening events. Award-winning, he is without doubt, a designer, plantsman, broadcaster, speaker and author of great repute.
Chris’s television credits include; Gardeners' World, Hidden Gardens, The Flying Gardener, The Great Garden Detectives, Wild About Your Garden, Great British Garden Revival, Deep, Down & Dirty:The Science of Soil, British Gardens in Time, The Chelsea Flower Show, Heaven and Earth, Country Lives and Beechgrove Garden to name but a few.
The author of a number of books, his publications include; The Natural Gardener, Hidden Gardens, More Hidden Gardens and 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World. He also has been a regular columnist for The English Garden Magazine, Garden News, The Daily Mail, Ideal Home Magazine and many more.
Chris’s presentations are lively, entertaining and hugely educational.