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Born Worcs 11 Jan. 1969; s of George and Gillian Beardshaw; partner, Frances Toase; three d

garden designer and television presenter; Director, Chris Beardshaw Ltd, since 2001


Cheltenham and Gloucester Coll. of Higher Educn (BA Hons Landscape Architecture; Postgrad. Landscape Architecture)


Landscape architect: Cheltenham Landscape Design, 1992; Andrew Davies Partnership, 1993–97; Lectr, Pershore Coll., Worcs, 1997–2001; presenter, BBC TV and radio, 1998–, including: Gardeners’ World, 2001–04; The Flying Gardener, 2001–03; Hidden Gardens, 2002–04; Wild About Your Garden, 2009; Ploughs, Cows and Clover, 2010; Hidcote: a garden for all seasons, 2011; Get Up & Grow, 2011–13; Apples: British to the Core, 2012; British Gardens in Time, 2014; Deep Down & Dirty, 2014. Consultant Lectr, Royal Botanic Gdns, Edinburgh, 2007–. Columnist: The English Garden Mag.; Garden News. Hon. Fellow, Univ. of Glos, 2004. 7 RHS Gold Medals; 6 RHS Best in Show Awards


The Natural Gardener, 2003; How Does Your Garden Grow?, 2007; The Secret Life of the Garden, 2009


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