Inspiration

The Designer - Mark Gregory

“Marking 30 years at the greatest flower show on earth is a significant moment for me and what better way to celebrate than with a return to designing a garden for the place that shaped me as a person.

Most people who know me, know how proud I am of my roots, so creating the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden is an incredible honour.  I want to re-create the magnificence of Yorkshire's landscape. It deserves to be seen and appreciated by the wider world.”

Mark Gregory was born and bred in the Yorkshire town of West Cowick, East Yorkshire. A proud Yorkshireman, he returns there regularly to visit family and the stunning landscapes he refers to as ‘God’s Country’. Mark Gregory has been at the forefront of the horticultural and landscaping industry for the past thirty-five years. Trained in pure horticulture with the RHS at Wisley and studying at Askham Bryan Horticultural College to HND level, he has gained a reputation for technical knowledge and logistical understanding. He has a ‘hands on’ approach and leads from the front.

This year will be Mark’s 30th consecutive year of being involved in RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In that time Mark has managed and delivered on some 157 Show Gardens in total, with 95 of these being Chelsea Show Gardens. He has personally designed four gardens, the last three to gold standard in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

He is a senior RHS Garden Assessor and Garden Judge.

Mark is Managing Director and owner of Landform Consultants as well as being Co-Director of the London College of Garden Design, who offer high quality garden design training, based at Kew Gardens. He lectures widely and internationally on a vast range of topics from horticulture to many landscape related topics.

Mark has a practical understanding of semi-mature tree planting and plants and is a passionate gardener with a genuine love of plants.