Stephanie Hafferty is an award winning organic garden and food writer, speaker, and no dig homesteader.


Stephanie Hafferty is an award winning garden and food writer, speaker, edible garden designer, garden consultant and homesteader. She teaches how to grow your own food, whatever size space you have, using climate friendly and sustainable no dig methods. With decades of practical gardening and homesteading experience, she has created and worked in kitchen gardens on large private estates, community gardens, market gardens, for restaurants and art galleries, as well as allotments and home gardens. Stephanie writes for national and international publications and is the author of two books: No Dig Organic Home and Garden and The Creative Kitchen.

Stephanie’s down to earth, practical approach stems from growing food to feed her family as self sufficiently as possible, on a tight budget as a skint single mum. In 2021 she moved to just under half an acre in rural Wales with a bare canvas of weedy grass, and started creating a new garden, where she runs courses and films tutorials for You Tube and social media. This was filmed for BBC Gardeners’ World (Winter Special Episode 4, December 2022) Her goal is to try to get to be 80% self sufficient in fruit, veg and herbs, using many traditional preserving methods to store the harvests from her plot.


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New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!

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