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Jack Wallington

Biography

Jack Wallington is a garden designer and writer based in Clapham, South London. His designs focus on modern landscaping with naturalistic planting, be it tropical, romantic or shady woodland. The Garden Media Guild named his site (www.jackwallington.com) Garden Blog of the Year for its updates on design and growing food organically on his allotment.

Jack has twenty years of experience growing audiences for major online publishers, magazines and newspapers, now focusing purely on nature and gardening, writing for The Telegraph, Garden News, The Guardian, RHS The Garden, Plant Heritage, The Independent and others.

Jack has appeared on TV shows like BBC’s Big Dreams, Small Spaces, ITV’s This Morning, BBC News, and Sky News. 

Jack studied with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to achieve the RHS Certificate in Horticulture with a full set of eight commendations. In 2015 his garden was documented on BBC’s Big Dreams, Small Spaces. Mentored by Monty Don over the course of a year he turned the patio into a lush tropical oasis and conducted major renovations to open the house up, creating a contemporary indoor/outdoor living space.

From the age of five Jack has grown a huge variety of plants, from carnivorous plants to cacti, vegetables and fruit, to many ornamental flowers and foliage plants. He's travelled the world to see plants in their natural habitat, whether tree ferns in New Zealand, the hardiest plants of Alaska, to cacti in the deserts of Egypt and California.

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