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Andrew Oldham



Andrew Oldham has written for Sainsbury’s Magazine, Kitchen Garden, Saddleworth Independent, The Guardian, Gardening for Disabled Trust and been an Ask the Expert for Grow Your Own. After a spinal accident in his 20s he was prescribed gardening to aide his recovery and has never looked back. With his family he has been a time travelling garden blogger in their Dig for Victory and Victorian gardens ( and their blog has reached half a million people in 10 years, and now reaches of 150,000 people each month through their social media. Andrew is a professional garden writer and a passionate advocate for disability rights in gardening and making growing your own accessible to all. Andrew has worked with a number of clients, such as, Wolf Garten, Sarah Raven, BBC Garderners' World Live, Kings Seeds, Habitat Aid and the RHS to promote growing. Andrew recently wrote about his disability in Kitchen Garden and how developing a quarter acre garden to fit his needs and teach others has been a long term plan. Andrew has worked with the Gardening for Disabled Trust to highlight the positives of gardening for mental well being. Andrew is ex-Horticulture lecturer and his work on austerity gardens has appeared in the international project and publication, The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times (ed. Naomi Milthorpe). Life on Pig Row was a Garden Media Guild Award Finalist 2019 and Nottcutts Garden Centre Blog of the Year 2014. Andrew has a passion for talking about disability gardening. He regularly gives talks about how him and his family developed Pig Row from a derelict garden, unloved and untouched for forty years and how the garden became about well being and family. Andrew also campaigns on sustainability/climate change.

Additional Interests

Andrew Oldham is published writer of fiction and poetry, his first collection Ghosts of a Low Moon was published in 2010, he work has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please, his fiction has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Unthology 5 and Mechanics Institute Review.


  • Life on Pig Row
  • 6 Masons Row
  • Thurston Clough Road, Scouthead
  • Saddleworth
  • OL4 3RX
  • Greater Manchester
  • United Kingdom

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