Ann Treneman’s guide to sustainable container gardening

A book that grew out of an award-winning Chelsea garden

Weigela – plant hunting in China

How adventurer Robert Fortune discovered weigela in Japan

Are dandelions weeds?

Maybe it’s time to change our view on dandelions

‘Cherry’ Ingram – the Englishman who saved Japan’s blossoms

This book published by Naoke Abe in 2019 has been a big hit with readers – and not just gardeners who love their...

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Discover the fascinating stories behind our garden plants – the journeys they’ve taken, the people who found or bred them. Meet those making garden history today. Gardens are full of stories if you know where to dig.

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About the Storyteller Gardener

Martin Stott is an award-winning journalist who has written for most of the UK national press and reported from 21 countries for the BBC World Service and Radio 4. The storyteller garden blog combines his passion for storytelling, gardening and history.