#3

It’s the third year anniversary of Eleanor Owens Gardening! Cracking year out and about looking after my lovely maintenance clients’ gardens and expanding my horticultural knowledge with online courses. Targets completed this past year include: Buying a van (which was honestly changed my life for the better!) Expanded my botanical knowledge Learning to craft woodenContinue reading “#3”

DIVERSITY: #gnarlygardens

Gardens should be ugly beautiful; filled with life and movement. They should thrive off their imperfections and enhance the lives of birds, bugs, bees and yourself. When beginning my studies, I thought that gardens had to be pristine, that there shouldn’t be a weed in sight and that this was the ‘ideal’; any less thanContinue reading “DIVERSITY: #gnarlygardens”

Diversity in horticulture: TV

“51% of 14-24 year olds watch a range of gardening programmes” “40% of 14-24 year olds watch Gardener’s World” Gardening is portrayed in the media as white, middle class, male dominated and ageist. If this form of media is critical for growth in horticulture then why are they enforcing the dull, traditional gardening stereotypes? TelevisionContinue reading “Diversity in horticulture: TV”