About DIY Garden

Who We Are

DIY Garden is a UK-based gardening site created by me, Clive Harris, in 2016. It focuses primarily on unique garden ideas, handy ‘how-to’ growing and plant guides, and in-depth product reviews. What started off as a passion project, has become my life’s work. Over the years, our team has grown to include other passionate horticulturalists and gardening experts. We also have a few specialists behind the scenes who manage the website.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become the number one resource for people in the UK who aren’t gardening experts, but want to learn how to grow more food and plants, and tend to their gardens more effectively. Our aim is to present the best advice, ideas and inspiration as we possibly can.

Why Trust Us

The most important thing to us is editorial integrity and your trust as a reader. Hundreds of hours goes in to researching, fact-checking and editing our content to ensure it’s easy to read and we’re providing you with the correct information.

DIY Garden showcases product reviews across many garden and DIY categories. We never recommend or position products based on financial incentive, or pressure from retailers or manufacturers. Instead, we significantly research and test products, and only recommend them if we believe they will benefit our readers. We’re also transparent about their benefits and short-comings, to help our audience make informed buying decisions. Ultimately, we would never recommend products that we wouldn’t use ourselves.

For further details about our stringent editorial standards, please follow the link.

Meet The Team

Clive Harris

Founder

Clive Harris started DIY Garden to share his passion for gardening, wildlife, and creative outdoor spaces. Taught by his mother from a young age, he has been growing plants, fruit and vegetables his whole life. Happiest with his hands in the dirt, most of his days are spent either out in the garden or writing about it.

Alina Jumabhoy

Expert Horticulturalist & Farm Owner

Alina Jumabhoy has spent several years learning about, and experimenting with, different organic growing techniques at various gardens and farms around the country. Fuelled by her quest for self-sufficiency, she’s now putting that information to good use on her own rural farm.

Becky Matthews

Environmental & Wildlife Specialist

Becky Mathews is an enthusiastic gardener that shares her outdoor spaces with nature. Always happy with her hands in the soil, or rescuing wildlife in trouble, she enjoys writing about her environmental successes and failures

Harry Duncton

Arborist, Carpenter, DIY Expert

Harry Duncton is a jack of all trades with experience ranging from carpentry and furniture restoration to tree surgery and gardening. Happiest when found in his shed, he hopes his daughter will find a passion for making things as well.

Rachel Brown

Experienced Horticulturalist

Rachel Brown is a senior writer at DIY Garden reporting on all things from gardening to fun with the kids. Her expertise stems from a passion to teach her children about the benefits of outdoor play and how to protect the environment.

Lucy Summers

Award-Winning Garden Journalist

Lucy Summers is an award-winning British garden and lifestyle journalist, author and ghost-writer. As well as being a Chelsea Gold Medal garden designer, she’s a practical hands-on gardener with an enduring enthusiasm for plants, gardens and outdoor living.

Hannah Nemeth

Experienced Home Improvement Journalist

Hannah Nemeth has written about home improvements, property and personal finance for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. In her spare time, she loves decluttering, having got the bug after watching Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. She collects cactuses and grows her own vegetables.

How to Contact Us

You can either message us directly on our contact page or if  you wish to write to us, our head office address is as follows: Harris Creative Ltd, Lytchett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6FA

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