Mark Lane B.A. (Hons) History of Art, Diploma Business Management, Diploma Garden Design
Mark has a regular gardening column in the Daily Express, Garden News, Grow Your Own and Waitrose Weekend. Mark is also the UK’s first multi-award-winning garden designer in a wheelchair and the first BBC gardening presenter in a wheelchair. He is the garden expert on BBC Morning Live, BBC Gardeners' World and the RHS Flower Shows and Garden and Plant expert for QVC. Mark's book 'Royal Gardens of the World' was published by Kyle Books (Hachette) in October 2020 and is still number 4 in the Amazon 'Most Gifted' list. Mark's book has also been nominated for best gardening publication in the GMG Awards. Mark is a regular contributor on radio and is also an Ambassador for the charities Groundwork, Thrive, Leonard Cheshire and Greenfingers, Patron of Core Landscapes and a Trustee and Co-chair for Gardening with Disabilities Trust. Mark is a regular speaker for the horticultural industry too and is a disabilities advocate. Mark graduated from UCL in Art History with B.A. (Hons) and retrained as a garden designer at KLC's distance learning programme, and was awarded with a diploma in Garden Design. Before Mark's car accident in 2000, he was the Publishing Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Managing Editor for the leading international Arts publisher Thames & Hudson. Mark has been shortlisted for Celebrity of the Year in the National Diversity Awards 2021. Mark has won: Best Residential Landscape Design Practice (UK) 2021 Best International Garden & Landscape Design Firm (UK) 2021 Most Innovative Landscape Designer (UK) 2021 Best Landscape & Garden Design Practice (UK) 2021 Landscape Designer of the Year (UK) 2020 Most Innovative Landscape Designer 2021 by BUILD Architecture Awards.
Swimming, gardening, writing, occasional flautist and cooking.
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