Darren is a multi award winning garden designer, broadcaster, lecturer and garden writer.

He has spent his career delivering and managing horticultural and other land based qualifications as well as running a successful garden design consultancy. He was one of the first recipients of the City and Guilds medal of excellence.

Darren regularly has articles published in the gardening press and is the permanent gardening expert for BBC WM 95.6 in the West Midlands; know as “ the Laughing Gardener” he was nominated for a garden media guild award in 2016 and 2017 for his novel and inspirational approaches to gardening issues and problems.

Darren is a garden judge at National shows and also mentors school children through the green plan it Challenge run by the Royal Horticultural Society; aimed at getting children involved in gardening and living healthier lifestyles.