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Toby Buckland Biography – Toby Buckland Wiki
Toby Buckland is a gardener, TV presenter and author, best known as a presenter on BBC’s long running flagship gardening program Gardeners’ World and the weekly garden BBC Radio Devon show. He started out as an apprentice at a local rose nursery, via a botanic garden to researcher, and went on to present numerous gardening TV shows, including BBC Gardeners’ World, RHS Chelsea Flowershow and Hampton Court Flower Festival coverage.
In 2008, the BBC Radio Devon presenter won RHS Gold and Best in show for his Ethical Garden at Gardeners’ World Live. In 2009 he won the Environmental Award from the Garden Media Guild for a Gardeners’ World Special on peat in gardening.
In an interview with Devon Home Magazine, Toby revealed the reason why he chose a career in gardening, saying, “It’s in the family. My grandfather was a gardener, my dad and uncles all builders, so being practical and creative with my hands is in the blood. My uncle took me to collect seaweed to put around his spuds when I was a lad and I haven’t looked back since. I can still remember my amazement that what had been piles of slimy seaweed was now bucketfuls of potatoes. Gardening is full of these little miracles. You put in a little effort and reap huge rewards.”
On how he got started, the gardening expert said: “I started by earning pocket money for weeding for my mother’s friends. Even before I was 10 I was repairing dry-stone walls. When I left school I took an apprenticeship at a local Devon nursery before going on to study at Bicton College and then the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden.”
When not working as a garden consultant to a local estate, Toby also writes a witty and practical weekly column for Amateur Gardening and Devon Life and regularly contributes to Telegraph Gardening. He also gives fun and informative garden talks around the UK and abroad.
Toby Buckland Age
He was born Toby Neale Buckland on 11 October 1974 in Exeter, Devon, England.
Toby Buckland Wife
Is Toby Buckland married? He is married to his wife Lisa Buckland, a qualified gardener and gardening journalist. She was campaigns writer for Gardening Which? and contributing gardens editor for House Beautiful. Her TV credits include BBC’s Garden Magic and Channel 4’s Real Gardens.
Lisa was a trustee for the charity Perennial (formerly the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society) which helps gardeners in time of financial need for eight years. She ran the Plant Centre at Powderham Castle which she co-owned with Toby for five years and is now Devon editor for Muddy Stilettos, the urban guide to the countryside.
Toby Buckland Family
Toby and his wife Lisa have three children, Henry, Eddie and Emma.
Toby Buckland Garden Festival
BBC Radio Devon presenter Toby Buckland and his wife hold an award-winning Garden festival, Toby’s Garden Festival, every year in April/May at Powderham Castle, Kenton on the A379 coast road between Exeter-Torquay. Toby is the Festival Director and Lisa is the Organising Director.
Toby Buckland BBC Radio Devon
Gardening expert Toby Buckland launched his weekly show on BBC Radio Devon on June 4, 2017. It airs every Sunday morning from 9:00am – 12 noon with top tips on how to look after your garden, whether it’s a small back yard, a country estate or a simple pot in your kitchen.
Toby Buckland said when the show launched: “I am a passionate Devonian and I can’t wait to share my love for the county and its gardens with listeners every week. I want to help fellow gardeners and I also want to hear their green wisdom – I am hoping I will learn something myself!”
Mark Grinnell, Editor of BBC Radio Devon said: “I am absolutely over the moon that Toby is joining Radio Devon. Not just a great gardener but also a fantastic presenter and someone who is absolutely part of the Devon community. I know our listeners will love this appointment.”
Toby Buckland Height
How tall is Toby Buckland? The garden expert stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170.18 cm).
Toby Buckland Radio Devon Email Address
If you’ve got a question for Toby please email email@example.com. Call Toby on 0808 100 1034 (BBC Radio Devon).
Toby Buckland Instagram
Toby’s Instagram handle is @tobybucklandgardens.