Eden Project’s Steph Knight chats to BBC gardening presenter Mark Lane. He talks about how a car accident led to the start of a blossoming career as a landscape designer and broadcaster, his favourite royal garden, and tips for gardening in small spaces.
Mark Lane has gained recognition as a first-class landscape designer, being the UK’s first garden designer in a wheelchair, as well as the first BBC gardening presenter in a wheelchair. As a broadcaster, he’s the gardening expert on BBC One’s Morning Live. He has also been a presenter of the award-winning Gardeners’ World on BBC Two as well as for BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Shows – Chelsea, Chatsworth, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton. Mark is an ambassador for Leonard Cheshire, Melanoma Fund, Thrive and Groundwork. He also won Landscape Designer of the Year 2020 in the BUILD Architecture Awards and he was named Landscape Designer of the Year 2020 by Global Corporate LiveWire. Mark is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).