Lachlan Rae

Lachlan Rae

Lachlan Rae from Castle Douglas, Scotland is a Horticulturist, Garden Designer and the new Judge on Garden of the Year.

His first job on leaving school was as a Christmas Tree cutter.

Lachlan at 17 studied for a National Certificate in Horticulture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in Dumfries.

Lachlan went on to pass a RBGE Diploma in Plantmanship, Applied Horticulture, Horticulture Operations, General at the Royal Botanic Garden n Edinburgh.

Following this he took a role as Gardener at The Auchendolly Estate before moving to The Wiston Estate as Head Gardener.

in 2017 Lachlan Rae won Young Horticulturist of the Year on winning the award he was quoted as saying “I could quite happily see myself in a television gardening role.”

Lachlan next role was Senior Horticulturist at Gresgarth Hall which is the private garden of landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd

from little acorns

Lachlan Rae Television Gardener debut was on Garden of the Year which is a new 6 part Gardening Programme first shown on More4 on 22 August 2022

Garden of the Year

Lachlan is joined by Zoe Ball and award winning Garden Designer Manoj Malde  as fellow Judges.

The 6 part series sees the Judges visiting different regions to judge 4 gardens and scoring each garden with the winner to compete in the grand final to find The Garden of the Year for 2022.

Lachlan has his own Landscape Gardening Company and lives in Caton, Lancashire with his wife Sian and their children


Young Horticulturist of the Year

Television prog

Episode 1

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Lachlan Rae Website

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