Frances Tophill is a horticulturalist and presenter of the TV show Gardener's World. Known as 'The Fresh Young Face Of Gardening', her previous TV appearances include presenting ITV's Love Your Garden, alongside Alan Tichmarsh, David Domoney and Katie Rushworth.
Hailing from Deal in Kent, Frances' gardening roots can be traced back to the Salutation Gardens in Sandwich, Kent, where she completed a one year apprenticeship before working there as a professional gardener for two and a half years. The Salutation Hotel is now well-known to Gogglebox fans as the residence of Dominic and Stephanie (the so-called "Posh Ones" of the TV show!).
Frances joined the presenting team for ITV's Love Your Garden in its second series, travelling the country to transform the outdoor spaces of some very deserving people. Frances' role was very much "hands on", digging and planting throughout the construction of each site, lending a helping hand with the landscaping when needed, and inspiring all around her to create unique garden spaces.
Frances' appearances on Love Your Garden ultimately led to her becoming a co-presenter on BBC 2's ever-popular Gardener's World, beginning in 2016.
Francis remains an ardent supporter of the reconstruction of outdoor communities and is equally passionate when it comes to the teaching of horticulture in educational environments. Her passion to pass on her skills is evident in her book First-Time Gardener, in which she introduces newcomers to the art of gardening and guides them towards becoming fully fledged, green fingered gardeners!
Francis combines her TV appearances with other horticultural work conducted at her home in Devon.
Frances makes an ideal choice as an Awards Host, for a Personal Appearance or as an After-dinner Speaker, especially at home gardening, horticultural or similar-themed events. To book her 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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