Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler was born in Silchester Hampshire, daughter of a Doctor and her mother ran a small holding with 200 chickens and also trained gun dogs. 

Her mother was a keen gardener and the whole family tried to be as self sufficient as possible. 

Alys was the youngest of 3 children, she has an older sister and brother. 

Alys Fowler's childhood was mostly spent outside in the fields and woods around the farm. 

She got her love for nature from her parents as well as instilling the therapeutic nature of being outdoors.

Branching out

Alys Fowler attended Bedales School a 'hippie' boarding school for celebrities children where she had her own gardening plot. 

Alys went to university in London before taking a scholarship to study at New York Botanical Gardens.

On returning to London, Alys completed her Masters in Society, Science and the Environment.

From little acorns

Alys Fowler met her husband in 2005, they married in 2006 and they divorced in 2016.

In 2005 Alys Fowler started on Gardeners' World as a researcher and three years later in 2008 she was to become a presenter.

In 2010 Alys Fowler presented The Edible Garden, where she gave us a tour of her own garden. 

This popular series showed how you can have an attractive, self sufficient garden in a small plot.

Alys Fowler enjoys foraging and picking wild herbs, which provided inspiration for her book The Thrifty Forager. 

Alys Fowler writes for the Guardian with a weekly gardening column, has a blog and has written a number of gardening books. 

Alys Fowler TV Shows

2008 - 2011 
Gardeners' World  - Presenter

The Edible Garden - Presenter

The Edible Garden

Episode 1: Peas & Beans

Episode 2: Salads

Episode 3: Roots & Leafy Greens

Episode 4: Juicy Fruits

Episode 5: Flowers & Herbs

Episode 6: The Winter Larder

2014 - 2015
Great British Garden Revival - Presenter

Alys Fowler books

The Thrifty Gardener: How to Create a Stylish Garden for Next to Nothing

Garden Anywhere

The Edible Garden

The Thrifty Forager

Abundance: How to Store and Preserve your Garden Produce

Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery

Letters to a Beekeeper (with Steve Benbow)

Plant Love: How to Choose and Care for your House Plants

A Modern Herbal


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