It’s a busy diary for 2019!

This year I’m looking forward to judging at the following shows – Harrogate Spring Flower Show, RHS Cardiff Flower Show, RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, RHS Harlow Carr Garden Show, RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, RHS Tatton Flower Show, RHS Hyde Hall Garden Show, RHS Wisely Garden Show and the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

I’ll also be appearing at the following shows and events, so if you are there, come along and say hello or ask a gardening question.

30th March – Ripon Cathedral Spring Food, Home & Garden Show.  Jill  will be joining me for our ‘Gardening on the Menu’ talk and book signing.

25th-28th April – Harrogate Spring Flower Show. I’ll be hosting the Grow! stage and giving talks and demos over the four days.

4th-5th May – RHS Harlow Carr Spring Gardening Weekend.  Jill and I will be giving seasonal gardening and cookery demonstrations over the weekend.

31st May– 2nd June – Gardening Scotland. You’ll find me on the RHS stand giving advice and practical demonstrations. I’ll also be joining the BBC Beechgrove gardening Q&A sessions.

5th-9th June – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show – I’ll b hosting gardening talks, demonstration and Q&A sessions in the Talks Theatre.

21st – 23rd June – RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show.  I’ll be hosting the Gardening Theatre along with Jonathan Moseley, Helen Bainbridge and the RHS team for a selection of talks, demos and Q&A sessions to celebrate Harlow Carr’s 70th Birthday


9th – 12th July – Great Yorkshire Show – Join us on stage in the Floral Marquee for talks and demonstrations with Jonathan Moseley, Sarah Hopps, Helen Bainbridge, Jim Buttress to name but a few!

27th – 28th July – Chorley Flower Show. Once again the Garden Roadshow will be answering gardening questions and giving talks with me, Jonathan Mosley, Helen Bainbridge & Sarah Hopps.

30th July – 4th August – RHS Hyde Hall Garden Show. Join me in the garden theatre where I’ll be giving talks, demos and answering gardening questions with Helen Bainbridge, exhibitors and the RHS garden staff.

1st September – RHS Harlow Carr Autumn Plant Fair – I’ll be joined by Helen Bainbridge for a selection of gardening talks.

13th 15th September Harrogate Autumn Flower show – Join us at the Grow! stage for a selection of seasonal talks

2nd October – Scampston Walled Garden, Malton – I’ll be running a day course on all types of propagation – to book a place go to

25th October – Scampston Walled Garden – This time it’s pruning on the agenda. You will need to book ahead on

22nd November – Scampston Walled Garden – Gardening on the Menu with Jill and I . We’ll be giving talks and demos on growing and cooking fresh fruit & vegetables. Booking essential!