Katie is an integral part of the successful presenting/gardening team from ITV’s Love Your Garden. The show, which has been running since 2011, proves very popular with the prime time audience and the brand continues to go from strength to strength.
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Katie is a fun northern girl from Yorkshire; she has been self-employed as a gardener and garden designer for nearly a decade, running her own business The Queen of Spades (which she is!).
As a young mum, she has built the business entirely off her own back from nothing and now has a wonderful reputation and client base as well as a growing television profile. The future is looking great for Katie.
As a presenter on Britain’s most popular gardening TV show, ITV1’s Love Your Garden, Katie has been appearing alongside GREAT BRITISH SPEAKERS David Domoney and Alan Titchmarsh before TV audiences of up to 4 million viewers per episode for the last 10 years. She appears with another GREAT BRITISH SPEAKERS team Frances Tophill
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The same team now present TV’s brand new gardening programme Grow You Own at home
Katie found her passion and skill for gardening when she first did garden maintenance locally in Yorkshire. She decided to turn this love affair with gardening into a career after studying horticulture at night school and working part-time at her local garden centre. Katie has a Foundation Degree in Garden Design and takes pride in having the skills to maintain and design gardens from both a horticulture and design-based perspective.
Katie’s first book Plants, Beds and Borders was published by Kyle Books in 2016 helping people to explore the joys of gardening with her expert guidance. Katie has worked with many high-profile brands including Tong Garden Centre, Silverline Tools, IRO Timber and Yorkshire Gold Tea.
Katie’s enthusiasm for gardening comes across clearly for all to see on the ITV show. She has excellent plant knowledge and a great eye for design, function and beauty and this is conveyed to the watching audience with humour, expression and accessibility. She thrives on working outdoors in naturally beautiful habitats.
In 2015, Katie entered the Harrogate Flower Show as part of her degree and won the Premier Award, as well as the People’s Choice Award. She is also the proud winner of two Ilkley in Bloom awards.
Katie is a fantastic communicator, respected and loved by men, women and children of all ages. She is inspiring to women who have children and want to run their own business and we have no doubt that any gardening brand would be proud to be associated with her.