Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards is a Head Gardener at Horatio's Garden, Horticulturist, Horticultural Therapist and one of the new Garden Club Members on Alan Titchmarsh's Gardening Club.

Ashley graduated in 2014 from Royal Botanic Gardens with a School of Horticulture Prestigious Diploma, he then worked in America at Longwood Gardens, then onto Sicily as an Intern Garden Manager.

He also worked as Gardener in Charge at Strawberry Hill House & Garden, the former Twickenham residence of Horace Walpole and later Lady Frances Waldegrave.

Ashley became Head Gardener at Horatio's Garden London & South East and manages a team of Volunteers in the Charities fifth Garden, at the London Spinal Injury Centre in the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore.

The Garden was designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, Award Winning Chelsea Show winner with 9 Gold Medals.

This is not just a gardening role but also to welcome and support the patients with their horticultural therapy, family visiting, as well as the NHS staff, that work there.

From little Acorns

In 2023 Gardeners' World featured Ashley Edwards talking about his own gardening Journey, viewers wanted to see more of Ashley on the programme after his appearance after having a big impact on the viewers.

In 2024 Ashley Edwards became the new Garden Club Member  on Alan Titchmarsh new Gardening Programme Alan Titchmarsh's Gardening Club which was first aired on Monday 4 March at 2 pm.

As well as Alan it also has Horticulturist David Domoney, Community Gardener Tayshan Hayden-Smith,  Horticulturist Camilla Bassett-Smith House Plant Expert Sarah Gerrard-Jones, Organic Gardener Anna Greenland and Lucy Willcox Garden Designer.

Fellow Garden Club Members include Jason Williams Small Garden expert, Ramona Jones Cottage Gardener, Danni Gallacher Permaculturist and Forager and Alex Smith.

Ashley is an advocate for the healing effect of gardens and their benefit for Mental Health and his Instagram is called Plants for Wellbeing

Ashley is a panellist on Gardeners Question Time and Member of the London Garden Network.

Television Programme

Episode 9

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