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Adam Frost is a Landscape Designer who is passionate about what he does.
He believes there’s inspiration all around us – in nature, architecture, art, people and food – we just have to take the time to stop and look around.
He draws on memories, special places and people who have been influential to the way he designs.
Adam cares that his garden designs are about creating personal spaces that people can feel comfortable in, places that actually feel ‘real’, as well as being beautiful.
Adam enjoys travelling the world designing gardens and speaking on a wide variety of horticultural topics.
He has written a book entitled ‘Real Gardens’ about the memories and ideas behind his Chelsea Gold Medal winning designs.
Adam is an RHS Ambassador for Education and Community Gardens, Co-Founder of the Homebase Garden Academy and a presenter on BBC television, including Gardeners’ World.
Adam also loves sport and cooking. He lives with his wife Sulina in a picturesque Lincolnshire village, with their four children, one horse, two ponies, two spaniels, one black Labrador and an ancient cat! His 3 acre garden is a work in progress.
The floral expert from the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge, Jonathan is an international demonstrator of floristry, based in Derbyshire. A National Demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Jonathan is renowned for creating large-scale floral designs with speed, efficiency and entertainment, bringing floral theatre to a whole new level.
Phil Vickery, chef, presenter and cookery book author, has been a part of the This Morning family for over 19 years and he is regarded as one of Britain's favourite chefs!
In the early Summer of 2019, Phil was seen on a new primetime ITV series, Save Money: Good Diet, Phil has also written the accompanying cook book for the series which was published in June 2019.
Phil is a highly regarded cookery author having written 18 books - his most recent, Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook, has been widely praised and sold worldwide.
Mark is an award winning food writer, lucky enough to spend most of his time growing, eating, writing and talking about food. Known for growing everything from Szechuan pepper to pecans to Asian pears, Mark's refreshing approach to growing and eating has done much to inspire a new generation to grow some of what they eat. Mark has written and photographed 13 books, winning food book of the year twice, and was shortlisted for a James Beard Foundation award for his last book SOUR. He was also involved with River Cottage in the early days, appearing in the TV series and writing three of the River Cottage Handbook series. His latest book, HERB/a cook’s companion, was published this year.
One of Worcestershire's best loved gardening personalities, radio broadcaster Reg has received five garden radio broadcasting awards from the Garden Media Guild. He manages David's Nurseries near Worcester, and received the RHS long service medal in 2014 to mark 42 years in the horticultural trade.
Originally in the RAF, Matt gained a diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, before working for some of London’s most prestigious restaurants. This includes Marco Pierre White at the Oak Room and Criterion, and Alastair Little who he cites as the greatest influence on his cuisine.
Matt is currently presenting Saturday Kitchen and Best Bites on BBC 1, Food Unwrapped, which is in it’s 8th Series, on Channel 4. He has presented Save Money: Good Food, Matt Tebbutt’s South Africa, the Food Network, “The Big Eat” and “Kitchen Superheroes”. Matt also co-presented Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort.
Matt’s first solo cook book, ‘Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country’, featuring all of his favourite recipes is still available, as is his second book ‘Guilty Pleasures’. He is also a regular contributor to Waitrose Kitchen magazine and other food publications.
He owned and ran the Foxhunter restaurant in Nant-y-derry near Usk in South Wales for over 10 years. The restaurant won a number of awards including the AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales.
Produce expert and former market trader Chris Bavin has worked in all areas of food - importing, wholesaling, retailing, service and catering.
Chris co-founded his retail business “The Naked Grocer’, and has since gone onto TV success fronting a range of shows on the BBC, including BBC One’s Eat Well for Less and Best Home Cook with Mary Berry.
Chris will host the Food & Drink Theatre on all three days.
Over the last decade, Jules has established himself as an engaging and versatile writer and broadcaster. His interests in country life, archaeology, architecture and both social and military history have combined with his natural warmth and good humour to deliver a wide ranging and memorable raft of series.
As the leading face of the BBC's rural property flagship Escape to the Country he's known to millions, an audience he also developed in Britain's Heritage Heroes and Britain's Empty Homes. Yet his passion for the past has also brought an enthusiastic and accessible approach to military history, notably Dig 1940, Dive World War 2, and How we won the War, all for the BBC. His most recent foray, Defenders of the Sky for the History Channel H2, saw Jules explore Britain's aviation history, revealing the stories behind ten of the country's most famous and important airfields.
A keen countryman and craftsman, Jules spends his spare time renovating his period home and garden in Herefordshire and rescuing old furniture, ably assisted by his partner Tania, their new baby boy Jack, and Labradors Teddy and Iolo.
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Lia Leendertz is the author of the annual publication The Almanac: a seasonal guide, which covers the sky at night, tides, moon and sun rises and sets, nature, gardening, food and festivals for the year ahead. The 2020 edition is out now. She writes about gardening and food for the Guardian, the Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, The Garden and The Simple Things.
David Domoney is a Chartered Horticulturist and television presenter. He is a seasoned gardening television broadcaster and co presents with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’, ‘Love your Weekend’, Spring into Summer and ‘Grow Your Own at Home’.
David is also the resident gardening presenter for ITV’s ‘This Morning’ programme. He is a winner over 30 RHS Medals with two Best in Show category trophies and the 2019 Prince Edward Award for Horticulture Excellence.
David is also known for pioneering community campaigns Cultivation Street as well as Illumination Street, brightening up Britain’s gardens. David also writes a gardening column for Grow Your Own magazine.
This year his new book ‘My Houseplant Changed My Life’ was published by DK books on the mental health benefits of keeping indoor plants and has become a best seller.
David is a Governor of the London Colleges of Horticulture at Capel Manor, Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Patron of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and for the last decade sat on the RHS Commercial board.
Eva Humphries, DipION, mBANT, CNHC, is a leading BANT registered nutritionist with a realistic approach to healthy eating.
Having spent a large number of years working in the IT sector, Eva knows that dieting rarely promotes positivity and the majority of us are just too busy to follow rigid programmes.
She believes that smart nutrition is about adding in nutrients, or simply eating more of the good stuff, instead of avoiding every "bad" food group.
A self-appointed carrot cake expert and appreciator of good food, Eva’s focus is to make healthy eating about delicious dishes.
Her easy to follow, energetic cookery demonstrations create the kind of recipes that are nutritious, are big on flavour and can actually be recreated at home, all whilst providing a bit of light-hearted healthy eating education to attendees.
When not on stage, Eva is busy with her popular nutrition courses. She also provides wellbeing talks for businesses, speaks at conferences and writes for magazines, all in the name of telling the world that nutrition is just about eating more whole foods, not about going on a diet.
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Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener, from BBC Blue Peter is on a mission to create memories with the family out in the garden. Inspiring the family with weekly gardening podcasts and Youtube uploads, Lee believes that no matter how big your garden we can all be gardeners