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Lee Burkhill Biography – Lee Burkhill Wiki
Lee Burkhill is a multi-award-winning garden designer, garden blogger, vlogger, Garden Rescue TV Presenter and general plant enthusiast based in North West England. He runs Garden Ninja Garden Design based in the North West of England covering Manchester, Liverpool, Southport and Cheshire providing spectacular garden design services. He also runs the Garden Ninja YouTube channel and the Garden Ninja Blog.
Lee studied Horticulture with the RHS at Edinburgh Botanical gardens. In his Garden Ninja Blog, Lee revealed how he became a garden designer, writing, “Having been a Senior (Prince Practitioner Certified) Project Manager in IT for the 12 years I’d become frustrated at working on goliaths of slow rumbling projects. I yearned to unleash my hidden creative side, even having to subdue my mohawk into a more acceptable hairstyle for work was a daily struggle.
“Gardening had always been my retreat and my passion. After one particularly gruelling project in 2015, I thought enough is enough, I need more meaning to my working life.
“I knew that these Project Management skills would stand me in good stead. I’m also a big believer in taking the fuss out of life where possible. I set out on a mission to get the necessary qualifications and experience to make the jump to becoming a Garden Designer.
“I’ve combined project management along with my horticulture knowledge to give you the best garden design options, on time, on budget and without any fuss. I decided it was about time I played to my strengths and embarked on becoming a Garden Designer and Garden Blogger.
“With my enthusiasm unleashed and my mohawk set to maximum height, I strapped on my wellies and ventured out into this bold new world and have never looked back.”
Lee Burkhill Age
Lee Burkhill’s age is unclear. He is reportedly in his late 30s.
Lee Burkhill Garden Rescue
‘Garden Ninja’ Lee Burkhill is one of the presenters on the BBC1’s hit show Garden Rescue. Garden Rescue sees designers compete to create fabulous gardens for homeowners around the country. It is a Spun Gold production for BBC Daytime.
Joining BBC Daytime’s Garden Rescue presenting team of experts in 2021, Lee said: “It’s really exciting to be joining the Garden Rescue team and to have the opportunity to inspire the public with fantastic designs and gardening tips.”
Three new garden designers – Lee Burkhill, Flo Headlam and Chris Hull – joined BBC Daytime’s Garden Rescue presenting team of experts in 2021. Lee was the first to appear on screen alongside Charlie Dimmock, Arit Anderson and the Rich brothers, Harry and David Rich.
Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak, said at the time: “I am so excited to welcome Lee, Chris and Flo to our Garden Rescue family and I can’t wait for viewers to enjoy their fantastic garden designs. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Harry, David and Arit whose passion and creativity have made the show what it is today.”
Lee Burkhill Transgender
Is Lee Burkhill from Garden Rescue a man or a woman? Garden Rescue presenter Lee Burkhill is transgender. In November 2019, he wrote on Twitter that he was bullied for being gay during his teen. He wrote: “Starting to appreciate a microdose of what trans people must endure from some erroneous yet vicious online #trolls. Reminds me of being bullied as a teen for being gay. So today I want to raise a golden trowel to all #LGBTQoftwitter to all stand strong! #TransIsBeautiful.”
Garden Rescue Lee Burkhill Partner
Is Lee Burkhill married? Details about his marital status are currently unknown.
Lee Burkhill Net Worth
Lee Burkhill’s net worth is estimated to be £1 million.
Awards & RHS Medals
- RHS & BBC Feel Good Gardens Winner 2016 – Garden showcased at Hampton Court Flower Show
- Garden Media Guild 2017 Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award Runner-Up
- Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – 5 Star Trade Stand Award & Director Generals Trade Stand Award
- Vuelo Top 10 Blogger Award 2019
- BBC Sunshine Show Garden RHS Tatton 2019
- BBC Community Garden RHS Tatton 2021
Lee Burkhill Instagram
Lee Burkhill’s Instagram handle is @garden_ninja_lee.