Lee Burkhill

Lee Burkhill

Lee Burkhill AKA the Garden Ninja is a Garden Designer, TV Presenter, Blogger and Youtuber.

From Garden Rescue Series 7 onwards, he is the new Presenter full time of Garden Rescue which was shown in 2022. 

Although Lee is making some appearances in Series 6 of Garden Rescue in 2021.

Lee was born on 15 February 1983 and grew up in Lancashire. 

Lee early career was in IT where he spent 10 years before giving it all up for a complete change of career, gardening.

Lee qualified in Horticulture at RHS Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

He started his Garden Design Business Garden Ninja Ltd in 2014 as well as his very popular blog and started posting his YouTube videos. 

from little acorns

His Blog has won him several awards including The Chelsea Flower Show Director Generals Trade Standard Award,  RHS & BBC Feel Good Gardens and Vuelo Top 10 Garden Blogger Award 2019.

Lee also is a Public Speaker for the RHS as well as a panellist on BBC Radio Manchester.

In 2021 Lee Joined the Garden Designers on Garden Rescue 2021 Series 6 a little earlier than his other 2 new Garden Designers Flo Headlam and Chris Hull who will be on the show for Series 7 in 2022.

Garden Rescue

Lee made is debut on 28 May 2021 alongside Charlie Dimmock who has been in the programme since it was first aired in 2016.

The Rich Brothers Harry & David Rich who also have been in the show since 2016 and Arit Anderson who joined in 2019 have both announced this will be their last series of Garden rescue.

Lee Burkhill is back on Garden Rescue in Series 7 which is first shown on Monday 09 May 2022 on BBC1 in an afternoon slot.

He is joining long time Designer Charlie Dimmock who has been on the programme since 2016 and new Designers  Flo Headlam and Chris Hull.

The previous Garden Designers Arit Anderson and The Rich Brothers Harry & David both left in Series 6.

In 2023 Lee caused outrage amongst some viewers of Garden Rescue for wearing a vest top..... speechless!

Lee Burkhill is an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes which he was diagnosed with at 16 and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.

Lee loves his Border Terrier Barry, who often features in his posts and Lee and his husband Ryan all live in Lancashire.

In 2023 a new pup Border Terrier called Percy joined the family.

Television programme

Garden Rescue

Episode 5: Liverpool

Episode 13: Ellesmere Port

Garden Rescue series 7



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