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Joe Swift Wife, Parents, Age, Father, Married, Dad, Mother, Height

Joe Swift Biography – Joe Swift Wiki

Joe Swift is an English garden designer, TV presenter and writer. He has been one of the main presenters on BBC Two’s flagship gardening show ‘Gardeners’ World’ since 1998 and also regularly appears in the BBC’s coverage of RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Gardeners’ World Live and Tatton Park Flower shows.

Joe has been gardening since he left school and is a fully trained garden designer. Over the years, Joe has fronted Open Gardens, Small Town Gardens, Garden Makers and Garden Invaders. He has also appeared on Celebrity Masterchef and other programmes as a guest. Joe has designed many gardens for TV, including one for Comic Relief, several for Gardeners World & all of the Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘How to be a Gardener 2’ series. He is also a co-founder of Modular Garden – a garden design company.

Joe is the President of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and patron to many gardening charities including The Horniman Museum and The Harington Scheme.

Joe’s writing includes a weekly gardening column for The Times Weekend section, Gardeners’ World Magazine, Radio Times and various other magazines. He has written 3 books – ‘The Plant Room’, ‘Joe’s Urban Garden Handbook’, and ‘Joe’s Allotment’ published in April 2009.

Joe Swift Age

Joseph Samuel Swift was born on 25 May 1965 in Newcastle, England.

Joe Swift Wife

Is Joe Swift married? The garden designer is married. He lives in Hackney with his wife and their two children.

Joe Swift Parents

Chelsea Flower Show presenter Joe Swift is the son of the writer Margaret Drabble and the actor Clive Swift. They divorced in 1975, and in 1982 his mother married the writer and biographer Michael Holroyd.

Joe Swift Family

Horticulturist Joe Swift has two siblings, writer Rebecca Margaret Swift and political philosopher Adam Swift. Rebecca was the pioneering founder of The Literary Consultancy (TLC), a literary consultancy dedicated to helping aspiring writers. She died of cancer on 18 April 2017 at the age of 53.

Life and career

He plays bass guitar, is a life-long Arsenal fan and plays football and golf whenever he gets the chance! Joe likes cooking and traveling, but always tries to seek out a good garden when abroad.

Likes- I don’t have a favourite plant- there are simply too many but I do love most euphorbias! I also adore ornamental garden trees that reflect each season such as sorbus and crab apples and solid evergreen structural plants to help give the garden a graphic edge.

Although I’m seen as a contemporary designer some of my favourite gardens are the older traditional ones proving that quality and great design brings longevity.

Dislikes- too much bare earth on show, boring ‘all lawn and no plant’ gardens and gardens where all the plants are way below eye level and you’re forced to look down. Remember the space and air above the ground is free to use in any garden!


Joe Swift’s Instagram handle is @joe_swifty.