Chelsea is the most famous flower show in the world but what goes on behind the scenes? What does it take to create a winning garden? How good a judge would you be?
Doug’s horticultural career stated when at the tender age of 13 he won the contract to supply the village shop with freshly grown vegetables. After training as a professional horticulturist Doug has worked in roles as diverse as cucumber and tomato lecturer, pumpkin producer, plant propagator, interior landscaper and garden designer.
After over 20 years working in horticultural education, where he was Head of Horticulture at one of the UK’s leading land-based colleges Doug is now enjoying the freedom of working for himself.
To keep out of mischief Doug presents a two-hour gardening phone in on BBC Radio Humberside – “The Great Outdoors” – one of the most popular local radio programmes in the region.
Doug has been widely published and has contributed to both radio and television programmes.