On This Episode of the Garden Podcast:
Peter Donegan talks with Mark Gregory, the most medalled RHS builder, and designer, of gardens. In fact Mark has never not won a RHS Chelsea medal.
In total, he holds over 90 RHS Chelsea medals, in excess of 35 of them are Gold, 3 personal Gold’s as a designer and 1 silver-gilt on Main Avenue and 150 Gardens for The Royal Horticultural Society over 28 years – which roughly equates to 3 years of his working life on that one site.
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At Chelsea 2017 he built 4 gardens. 2 on Main Avenue and 2 Artisan Gardens. They included the RHS Greening Grey Britain garden for Nigel Dunett, the Yorkshire Forward garden for Tracey Foster; the Seedlip Garden for former guest of The Sodshow Catherine Mac Donald and The Poetry Lovers Garden for Fiona Cadwallader.
Mark also has a teaching college with (also) former guest of The Sodshow and Chelsea Gold medal winner Andrew Wilson. He is RHS and Kew trained. He has judged show gardens designed and built by Donegan Landscaping and we have known each other for over 10 years.
We talk inspiring the next generation of horts, inspiring the “younger generation”, horticulture in the media and what needs to change and a fixation on ageism. We chat getting old, Marks future in garden building, getting it wrong and just how he started in the industry and a work ethic that stays with him to this day. And of course we deviate entirely off the point……