UK Front Garden Design Ideas with Dan Handley

Dan HandleyDan Handley is the 21-year-old phenom of garden design in England.  He is a professional horticulturist near Winchester.  Dan is the UK World Skills Landscape Gardening Champion in 2013.  He is a Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea 2014 Gold Medalist, and a Young Hort Ambassador.  His entrepreneurial gardening business is picking up momentum and he shares a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for the next generation of designers in Britain.


In This Episode You Will Discover:

  • trade skills vs. university degrees in the horticulture industry
  • what’s it’s like being a world champion
  • strategies to deal with the hardship of chalk soil
  • UK garden landscaping challenges and tips
  • dealing with moss in the lawns
  • how the aster season was for Devon
  • the drive to build a world-class garden design firm




Resources Mentioned

Young Hort –

RHS Plant Finder:

This is the book Dan mentioned on the show! 


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Listen To Dan tell us about garden design Here: