We are welcoming expert plants-people, designers, florists and garden enthusiasts to host special guest tutor courses at the Garden School. Find out more details about all of them below.
Garden School Founder
Adam created the Garden School so that he could pass on his love of gardening and share his lifetime of knowledge with other garden enthusiasts. From a childhood spent on his grandparent's allotment to working with Geoff Hamilton, Adam's passion has led him to win seven Chelsea Gold Medals and design gardens across the world.
David has been gardening since he was a child and has worked in many different gardens and nurseries. He is a trained teacher and has taught subjects from botany to garden design. He has spent more than 20 years writing and editing garden magazines, most recently working as the Deputy Editor for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
Michael started working with roses in 1984 after returning to the UK from working overseas. He joined David Austin Roses a year later, firstly as Nursery Manager and then as Senior Rosarian. He gives advice, designs rose gardens, writes, lectures and generally promotes the nursery and David Austin’s English Roses around the world.
James has designed gardens across the world, from London to Moscow. He regularly writes for gardening magazines and is part of the team covering the Chelsea Flower Show on BBC television. He is an elected member of the RHS Council, Chairman of the RHS Gardens Committee and a garden judge for RHS Flower Shows.
Based in Bristol, Jason travels across the country photographing gardens, plants, food and people for magazines, newspapers and books, including BBC Gardeners’ World, Gardens Illustrated, BBC Food and The Telegraph. He was the 2016 winner of the Features Photographer of the Year award at the Garden Media Guild Awards.
Pippa trained as a Botanist and has a Masters in Crop Protection. She was a presenter on Gardeners' World for 13 years, often focusing on garden pests and diseases, and science and gardening. She can often be heard on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and writes for magazines, including BBC Gardeners’ World and Kitchen Garden Magazine.
Matt trained at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew before starting a career that includes writing books and features for gardening magazines, presenting on television and leading garden tours across the world. He is a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners' Question Time and lectures at various gardens and schools across the country.
Simon rose to fame in the early 90s when he created the flowers for the film classic 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', since then he has created floral decorations for the rich and famous at some of the country's most exclusive venues, including the Beckham’s wedding and the wedding of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The hairiest member of the Garden School team, Islay made her first appearance with Adam on Gardener's World in 2016 and sent viewers into an excited frenzy on Twitter! Although she is considerably bigger now, she is still just as mischievous and loves following Adam around the garden helping whenever possible.