Over the last fifteen years Carol Klein has become a familiar face to gardening viewers. She has featured on (almost) every Gardeners’ World programme since 2005. She has also presented two award-winning six-part series, ‘Grow Your Own Veg’ and ‘Life in a Cottage Garden’ as well as covering most of the RHS Flower Shows during this period. She has presented numerous ‘Specials’ for Gardeners’ World too, many of them featuring Glebe Cottage, on a variety of gardening related subjects from ‘Scent’, ‘Colour’, ‘Women in Gardening’ to ‘The Science of Gardening’ and ‘Plant Addicts’. She presented fifty of the popular and much-repeated BBC Two Daytime series ‘Open Gardens’.
Life and career
For thirty years she has run a plant nursery, exhibiting at more than 200 RHS Shows winning many gold medals, six of which were at The Chelsea Flower Show. Her stands and her aesthetic style have become synonymous with innovative, naturalistic gardening.
Over the last thirty three years she has built a garden at Glebe Cottage that has often been the subject of articles in the gardening press and the location for gardening programmes.
She is a prolific author and has written numerous books including ‘Grow Your Own Veg’ which sold more than a quarter of a million copies and was named ‘best-selling gardening book’ for two years running; she writes regularly in the gardening press and for national newspapers.
Carol gardens organically, for her it’s all about having faith in nature and natural processes and enjoying the privilege of gardening.