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Katie is currently part of the successful presenting/gardening team from ITV’s Love Your Garden. Now in its sixth series the show is proving very popular with the primetime audience and the brand is going from strength to strength with Katie being an integral part of the show.
Katie is a fun northern girl from Yorkshire and has been self employed as a gardener and garden designer for the past 7 years – running her own business The Queen of Spades which has a wonderful reputation and client base. She has built the business entirely off her own back whilst juggling a young family and a growing television profile.The future is looking great for Katie.
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 Degree in Garden Design and takes pride in having the skills to maintain and design gardens from both a horticulture and design-based perspective.
Excitingly, Katie has now written her first book: Plants, Beds and Borders which was published by Kyle Books in Spring 2016. In the book, Katie shares her knowledge and skill to show you how you can completely transform your garden through careful planting and beautiful borders.
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.
Katie is a fantastic communicator and is respected and loved by all ages both male and female as well as children. She is inspiring to women who have children and want to run their own business. Katie has worked with some fantastic gardening brands such as Silverline Tools and Wyevale Garden Centres. Katie also regularly speaks and demonstrates at events such as Hampton Court Flower Show and Porthaven Homes.