Chris Beardshaw is referred to by some as a polymath or 'renaissance man' and we feel this is a great way to encapsulate his many areas of expertise.
Many will know Chris from his long broadcasting career, which spans nearly 15 years and includes BBC2 hit television series such as Hidden Gardens
and the hugely popular The Flying Gardener
, amongst many others. He is also heard by millions on the weekly Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time
panel where he intrepidly faces a live audience of gardening enthusiasts!
Chris is principally trained in Landscape Architecture and separately as a Horticulturalist which makes him a rare combination in the garden design world and enables him to bring both disciplines to the fore and certainly to the benefit of his clients. His enthusiasm for plants, good design and the desire to work in harmony with the natural landscape and wildlife is reflected throughout his work.
Chris can currently be seen as a regular presenter of Beechgrove Garden on Sunday's BBC2
where he joins the team with plants trails as well as tackles contributors 'problem corners' and takes a tour of inspirational garden visits.
He specialises in bespoke designs for a range of clients across the UK and internationally - schemes range from large public space to domestic private gardens. If you wish to visit or read about some of the gardens he has designed please go to our Gardens
Chris is a hugely popular show garden designer, having produced award winning schemes at all of the RHS show as well as many international flower shows. He has racked up over 15 RHS medals many of which are Best in Show's and Gold awards as well as a growing selection of international accolades. Please see our Gardens
and Awards & Honours
pages for more details.
He has also written a number of books with a new book 100 Plants that almost Changed the World published in 2013
and he contributes regularly to gardening magazines and lifestyle publications. He is currently writing a monthly column for The English Garden
Magazine and a weekly column for Garden News