Mike is an experienced, professional gardener and designer. He also has a successful podcast, ‘Mic the Gardener’ where he chats with well-known gardening celebrities, authors, garden designers and writers amongst others.
Through his instagram account, @mike_thegardener you’ll see regular posts from his garden. You can even catch Mike LIVE most Sundays when he hosts his very popular ‘Sunday Stroll’ which sees him taking us all for a wander around his garden. And there’s always a wealth of topical and helpful gardening advice and information thrown in for good measure.
He also hosts regular LIVE interviews with well-known gardening celebrities, authors, garden designers, writers and many more. Catch up with Mike’s many interviews from his Instagram account @mike_thegardener.
Mike set up his successful gardening business in 2004, having studied horticulture and garden design at Kingston Maurward college in Dorchester, where he gained the prestigious RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture.
In the past fifteen years Mike has maintained, designed and planted a wide range of gardens from small urban gardens to large sprawling countryside gardens.
With a life-long passion for gardening, Mike has an impressive knowledge of plants and has created many beautifully planted gardens during his career, including his own prize winning gardens in Bournemouth.
For the past four years Mike has been the most popular vlogger for the successful gardening app, GardenTags. He has produced over forty informative and easy to follow ‘How to’ gardening videos. Subjects covered by Mike include propagation, planting ideas, pest identification and garden design amongst many others.
In recent years Mike has been invited to help with the set up of the popular Gardeners’ World Live exhibition in Birmingham. This fantastic opportunity led Mike to work alongside Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don, Rachel De-Thame and Carol Klein.
Mike’s introduction to Carol Klein at Gardeners’ World Live paved the way for him to work alongside Carol, for over a year, in her stunning garden at Glebe Cottage in the heart of the North Devon countryside.
In August 2019 Mike’s article ‘Colourful Containers’ was published in the best-selling ‘Garden News’ magazine.