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The Drag Queen Gardener

Tom Leonard AKA The Drag Queen Gardener

Tom Leonard is a normal student from Warwickshire who happens to have a passion for gardening… and drag. After a break up in 2019 he decided to get an allotment, where his love of gardening continued and his decision to become a drag queen himself, began.

Tom AKA Daisy Desire – The Drag Queen Gardener, brings a glamorous splash to the horticultural world, or “the couture to your manure” as she likes to say. The gardening world was calling out for something fresh and Daisy Desire is now a well known face within mainstream society for adding some sequins to the horticultural scene. Her joyful personality and a refusal to take life so seriously, have proven a tonic to audiences of all ages as she sets out with the aim to promote the mental wellbeing benefits of horticulture whilst giving people the motivation to be who they want to be and do what makes them happy.

2021 has seen Daisy appearing at both RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and she is now an established friend of the Royal Horticultural Society.  He is currently studying for his Level 2 Royal Horticultural Society Practical Gardening qualification so that he can take his and Daisy’s passion even further. His day job involves client garden upkeep and renovations.

Both Tom and Daisy have worked with brands such as Draper Tools and Sproutl in their recent gardening campaigns. The Drag Queen Gardener has been a guest on a number of podcasts and radio programmes, and most recently appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Big Bees Challenge Campaign hosted by Michael Ball. He also recently appeared on Gardener’s World Live and Steph’s Packed Lunch. Tom and Daisy have featured in a number of national newspapers, and it seems this is just the beginning.

The Telegraph: “A revolution in horticulture”

The Times: “As it was, the most colourful item on the main avenue was the vision in bubblegum pink that was Daisy Desire, the Drag Queen Gardener. She was the human equivalent of a giant fushia hanging basket. Her disco pink bag was emblazoned with the words: “I didn’t ask your opinion.” I think we knew that.”