Joe Swift

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Joe Swift is an English garden designer, journalist and television personality, best known as a presenter of TV gardening programmes such as BBC Gardeners World and Great British Garden Revival.

Joe began his career as a landscape gardener in 1983, subsequently studying garden design at the Chelsea Physic Gardens and then (in 1990) setting up a garden design and construction business in North London. In 1997, he established The Plant Room, an innovative design and retail outlet in Islington, which later became the garden design and build company Modular Garden.

In addition to his work with Gardeners World, Joe has presented or co-presented a number of other horticultural-themed TV shows, including: Small Town Gardens (BBC2), the Chelsea Flower Show, The Blenheim Flower Show, Garden Makers, Open Gardens, and Gardener Of The Year.

Joe's books include The Plant Room and Joe's Urban Garden, but his biggest literary success was the highly popular Joe's Allotment, published in 2009. Joe has also written for a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Times and Gardeners' World magazine.

Joe is an Ambassador for King Henry's Walk Community Garden and The National Gardens Scheme, and a Patron of the Horniman Museum and the Harington Scheme. In 2010, he was appointed President of the National Gardens Scheme.

To book Joe for your event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.

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