Toby Buckland is Gardeners' World's exciting new lead presenter. He is a qualified horticulturalist, but combines academic knowledge with artistic, resourceful creativity and a light-hearted, all-inclusive style. Every week on Gardeners' World Toby inspires and entertains over two million viewers, while demonstrating the skills you need to create and enjoy the garden of your dreams. He believes anyone can do it. We are all born gardeners, and in this practical companion to the flagship TV show he tells us how. Viewing the garden as an endless list of chores takes all the joy out of it. Toby encourages us to see the garden holistically as a body which is connected to the kitchen, the compost heap and the world beyond, turning it into an adventure. It becomes a workshop to fashion an apple press from bits of skip-scavenged timber, or a warm greenhouse sanctuary. A tree isn t just something which drops leaves to sweep up but a support for a rope-swing. Borders aren t just for weeding, they re for
Toby Buckland joined the Gardeners' World team in September 2008. Known for his creative but practical approach to gardening, he is a hands-on gardener with a passion for fruit and vegetable growing. He has a reputation for building artistic garden features made from plants and recycled materials. Toby trained and worked as a rose and pinks nurseryman and gardener before studying at Hadlow College, Kent and later worked at The University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. Toby has written for many newspapers and gardening magazines and has written one previous book, How to Make Your Garden Grow.