Toby Buckland

Toby Buckland is a qualified horticulturist, TV broadcaster, author and a lifelong gardener known for his earthy, hands on style. Toby is an acknowledged all-rounder with that rare ability to make gardening accessible to all. His career has taken him from Devon nurseryman, to professional gardener and on to presenting numerous TV shows. He has set up his own online Devon Nursery, Toby Buckland Nurseries, but is best known for his time on BBC Gardeners’ World. Other TV credits include Home Front in the Garden, Garden Magic and For Peat’s Sake, for which he was given an Environmental Award in 2009, by the Garden Media Guild. He is an award winning garden designer, taking RHS Gold and Best in Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, in 2008. He also lectures and writes for a variety of horticultural journals and newspapers, which include Amateur Gardening, The English Garden, Gardeners’ World Magazine, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday. He is the author of five gardening books, including his latest BBC book “Flowers, Planning and Planting for Continuous Colour” published in April 2011.


2008 -10 Presenter Gardeners’ World  – BBC 2

2005 – 07 Kitchen garden expert – Great Food Live, BBC UKTV Food


Author – Flowers Planning and Planting For Continuous Colour – Ebury

Author – How to Make Your Garden Grow- Mitchell Beazley

Author – Gardeners’ World Practical Handbook – Ebury, BBC Books

Gardeners’ World Magazine

Correspondent – Daily Mail

Correspondent – The Guardian

Correspondent – The Telegraph

Correspondent -Kitchen Garden Answers Magazine

Amateur Gardening Magazine

The English Garden Magazine


TV – Presenter: Garden Magic BBC1,

This Morning ITV,

Presenter Grass Roots Meridian TV,

Carol Vorderman’s Better Homes and Better Gardens

Guest Presenter: Home Front in the Garden

BBC Gardeners’ World Live BBC2

Author – 52 WeekendGarden Pamphlets

Presenter – ‘Weed it and Reap’



Give your garden Va va voom’ – a nationwide Roadshow for Renault UK

Gardeners’ World Live

RHS Regional talks

CanaryWharfGarden Show Royal Horticultural Society

RHS Malvern Spring Show

RHS Malvern Autumn Show

Amateur Gardening Show



Gardeners’ World Live Garden  – BBC Haymarket 2008 Received RHS Gold and Best in Show

Water Features – ‘Gardening Which’ – 2004

Demonstration Gardens at Capel Manor – 2004

Designed Dragonstone Sculpture Garden – 2004

Sainsburys Competition Garden – 2000

Willow work for Lloyd Christie ‘Flora & Fauna’ Garden Chelsea Flower Show – 1996

Designed the garden for Poet Laureate Andrew Motion

Designed the Royal Marine Woodland Trust Memorial Garden 45 Commando opened on the 11th of the 11th of the 11th