Rekha Mistry

 Rekha Mistry

Rekha Mistry is a Gardener, Blogger, Writer and a new presenter on Gardeners' World 2022 making her debut on 18 March 2022.

Rekha who grew up in Zambia where she enjoyed helping out in the garden and growing produce with her Mother.

The family moved to the UK when she was 19 years old.

Rekha decided on a new path from running a bathroom Showroom for her business to going back to study horticulture with The Royal Horticultural Society gaining an RHS Diploma in Horticulture .

From little acorns

Rekha first TV programme as a budding gardener was on the second series of The Big Allotment Challenge in 2015 which was shown on BBC2.

The Big Allotment Challenge

She joined 8 other contestants and unfortunately was the 4th Gardener to be eliminated with Rob Smith a Cabin Crew Member from Sheffield winning the show.

Rekha Mistry who had previously appeared on Gardeners' World made her debut on Gardeners' World 2022 as a Presenter on 18 March 2022 from her allotment.

Her large plot is like a supermarket for vegetables she loves to grow to cook, and they are all grown organically.

Rekha is a writer for a abundance of magazines including Gardeners' World Magazine, Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden Magazine.

Rekha has recently moved in 2023 from Harrow and her beloved allotment plot. Her plus husband and their 3 children have moved to start a new life in the Peak District.

TV Programme

The Big Allotment Challenge

Gardeners' World 2022

Episode 2: 18 March 2022


Rekha's Kitchen Garden: Seasonal Produce and Home-Grown Wisdom from One Gardener's Allotment Year

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