Chris Beardshaw has been dubbed a modern day 'renaissance man' in all matters horticultural. From landscape and garden design projects, to gardening television programmes, books and articles, teaching and lecturing, public speaking and figure heading charity campaigns Chris is adept making each experience unique, engaging and relevant.
Many will know Chris from his long broadcasting career, which to date spans 19 years and includes BBC2 television hit television series such as Gardeners’ World, Hidden Gardens and the hugely popular The Flying Gardener, amongst many others.
He is also heard by millions on the weekly BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time panel where he intrepidly faces a live audience of gardening enthusiasts! Chris can currently be seen as a regular presenter of BBC 2’s Beechgrove Garden where he joins the team in the garden, takes part in plants trails and visits inspirational gardens.
Chris is trained in Landscape Architecture (post grad) and 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. His successful design business has been established for over 16 years and allows Chris the creative freedom to work with private and commercial clients on a wide range of projects across the UK and internationally.
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 and garden shows. He has already collected over 30 awards including many RHS Best in Show's and Gold awards as well as a growing selection of international accolades.
He has also written a number of books his latest book 100 Plants that almost changed the World won an Independent Publishers award and he contributes regularly to gardening magazines and lifestyle publications.
He is also makes time to teach and has been external examiner at many teaching institutions and he also hosts lecture days and garden talks – please see the Events page for details or Contact us if you are interested in booking Chris for your event.