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Matthew Wilson

The "Mr Darcy of Gardening”, Presenter of Channel 4’s Landscape Man & Gardener's Question Time Regular

Matthew worked for a decade with the RHS, working at both RHS Hyde Hall as Curator, and as Head and Curator of the RHS Harlow Carr site, with Harlow Carr becoming world renowned for its Stream side garden and Hyde Hall for its Dry Garden they were incredibly rewarding gardens to develop.

Matthew has also worked as Associate Director for at The Landscape Agency (TLA) where he worked on a number of private high-end domestic, and commercial landscape designs; as well as significant projects for the National Trust and English Heritage.

Having once vowed not to follow the family tradition of gardening (his parents ran a nursery in a small village in Kent), Matthew has now become a very well respected voice with the horticultural field. It was during his time working with his father at a large historic garden in the south of England that Matthew’s interest in gardening blossomed. A childhood love of wildlife and the environment has remained a constant theme and has been translated into the management of the Gardens that Matthew has looked after, and his writing, lecturing and broadcasting.

Matthew’s knowledge and passion for gardening and horticultural easily translates to screen, and Matthew presented his first television series on Channel 4 in 2010. The Landscape Man, which followed ambitious landscaping projects from conception to realisation and the programme enjoyed critical acclaim, picking up an award as Television Programme of the Year at the 2010 Garden Media Guild Awards and in 2016 he won the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show ‘People’s Choice Award’ for his garden ‘God’s Own Country’

Matthew is also a regular on Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time.

He is also a Trustee of the Loather Castle & Gardens Trust (Cumbria), Board member and horticultural advisor to Horticap (Harrogate), Patron of the Friends of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as still helping the RHS on a voluntary basis.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2010
Production (role):
The Landscape Man
Company:
Channel 4
Date: 2003-16
Production (role):
Gardener's World
Company:
BBC
Date: 2007
Production (role):
A Passion for Plants
Company:
BBC
Date: 2006
Production (role):
How to Improve Your Memory
Company:
BBC 1
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Countryfile
Company:
BBC
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Britain's Best Historic Gardens
Company:
UKTV History
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Britain's Best Back Gardens
Company:
ITV1
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Gardener's World Road Show
Company:
BBC
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Turf Wars
Company:
UKTV
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Chelsea Flower Show
Company:
BBC
Date: 2003
Production (role):
Gardening with the Experts
Company:
BBC
Date: 2003
Production (role):
The Plantsman
Date: 2003
Production (role):
Garden Challenge
Company:
UKTV
Date: 2003
Production (role):
Chelsea Flower Show
Company:
BBC
Date: 2001
Production (role):
Gardener of the Year
Company:
BBC
Date: 2001
Production (role):
Gardener of the Year
Company:
BBC
Date: 2001
Production (role):
Take A Leaf
Company:
Anglia TV
RADIO
Date: 2011-16
Production (role):
Gardener's Question Time
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2011-16
Production (role):
News Quiz Christmas Panto
Company:
BBC Radio 4
JOURNALISM
Production (role):
The Daily Telegraph (Regular Columnist)
Production (role):
The Garden (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
Gardens Illustrated (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
The Guardian (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
Country Living (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
Gardeners World Magazine (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
The English Garden (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
Garden Life (Regular Contributor)
Production (role):
Essential Water Gardening (Regular Contributor)
BOOKS
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Landscape Man: Making a Garden
Company:
Quadrille
Date: 2007
Production (role):
RHS New Gardening: How to Garden in a Changing Climate
Company:
Mitchell Beazley
Date: 2007
Production (role):
1001 Gardens to Visit Before You Die
Company:
Cassell Illustrated
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Garden Techniques
Company:
Collins

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): The Landscape Man
    Company: Channel 4
  • Date: 2003-16
    Production (role): Gardener's World
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): A Passion for Plants
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): How to Improve Your Memory
    Company: BBC 1
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Countryfile
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Britain's Best Historic Gardens
    Company: UKTV History
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Britain's Best Back Gardens
    Company: ITV1
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Gardener's World Road Show
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Turf Wars
    Company: UKTV
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Chelsea Flower Show
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): Gardening with the Experts
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): The Plantsman
    Company:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): Garden Challenge
    Company: UKTV
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): Chelsea Flower Show
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): Gardener of the Year
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): Gardener of the Year
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): Take A Leaf
    Company: Anglia TV
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2011-16
    Production (role): Gardener's Question Time
    Company: BBC Radio 4
  • Date: 2011-16
    Production (role): News Quiz Christmas Panto
    Company: BBC Radio 4
  • Publication (role)
  • Production (role): The Daily Telegraph (Regular Columnist)
  • Production (role): The Garden (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): Gardens Illustrated (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): The Guardian (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): Country Living (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): Gardeners World Magazine (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): The English Garden (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): Garden Life (Regular Contributor)
  • Production (role): Essential Water Gardening (Regular Contributor)
  • Date
    Publication (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Landscape Man: Making a Garden
    Company: Quadrille
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): RHS New Gardening: How to Garden in a Changing Climate
    Company: Mitchell Beazley
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): 1001 Gardens to Visit Before You Die
    Company: Cassell Illustrated
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Garden Techniques
    Company: Collins
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