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17 July 2017 - Mark becomes a new Ambassador for Greenfingers, the national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices, by creating inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces for them to benefit from - Click here for further information
18 April 2017 - Read an interview with Mark in Surrey Homes magazine
4 April 2017 - Read about Mark in the Wealden Times magazine - 'Made to Measure'
1 April 2017 - Read about Mark in Kent Life magazine - 'A different view: Mark Lane on health, happiness and horticulture and becoming the UK's first wheelchair bound garden designer', by Sarah Sturt
6 March 2017 - Mark becomes the first Health, Wellbeing and Community Ambassador
for Groundwork the environmental community charity. Speaking about his decision to become an ambassaor for Groundwork, Mark said:
"I am both delighted and truly honoured to be Groundwork's first Ambassador. Parks, recreation grounds, open spaces and greener landscapes are the breathing green lung of the UK. They have a direct positive effect on health, well-being and community life and spirit. I am therefore excited to be championing and promoting these qualities that come by directly re-connecting people with nature and by transforming entire neighbourhoods. I have personally experienced the incredible and life-changing effects that green spaces have on a person's body and mind. Groundwork really is the community charity with a green heart and I look forward to working with them to safe-guard our essential, existing and yet to be created greener landscapes."
Groundwork's national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, added:
"We're delighted to have attracted somone of Mark's calibre as our first ever Health, Wellbeing & Community Ambassador. Mark comes with a wealth of experience and also shares our commitment to protecting the future of our parks and open spaces and highlighting the vital role they play in bringing communities together and having a positive impact on their healh and wellbeing.
We look forward to working with Mark to take that message to the widest possible audience and encouraging people to take local action."
Groundwork is the environmental charity with a green heart. They have worked for over 35 years to provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step they will go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is green and vibrant, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.
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21 February 2017 - Mark has just become the new Ambassador for Thrive, the national charity which uses gardening to change lives. Mark said:
"I am so proud to be Thrive's new Ambassador. Gardening and garden design changed my life, without them I certainly would be a different person today. Horticulture and horticultural therapy are wonderful tools for improving both body and mind, and gardening is such a great way to engage with others. I saw this first hand at Thrive's Reading site, and know what great work all of the teams do at Beech Hill, Reading, Battersea Garden Project, Battersea Park, and Trunkwell Garden Project, Trunkwell Park. I plan to get to know all of the teams and meet all of the incredible people that Thrive helps.'
14 February 2017 - Mark has been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for 'Service'
3 December 2016 - Phase 1 of Pilgrims Hospices was opened by the mayor of Canterbury today (a couple of photographs are in Portfolio). This was made possible by funding from Tesco Groundwork, donations and fundraising by Pilgrims Hospices
28 November 2016 - Read about Mark in Landscape & Urban Design in the January 2017 edition
25 November 2016 - Mark is proud to be associated with Enham Trust, the disability charity working with over 8,500 people each year
07 November 2016 - Mark is proud to be associated with Thrive, the national chairty using gardening to change lives
30 September 2016 - Mark presents from his own garden in tonights episode of BBC Gardeners' World
30 September 2016 - Read about Mark and watch a short video about his own newly created contemporary wildlife garden, in an interview with Jacksons Fencing: https://www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk/News/fantastic-fencing/jakoustic-fencing-makes-new-seating-area-possible-6665.aspx?agid=1018&utm_source=sagittarius-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EML:20160929-163235-6667&utm_term=&utm_content=EMAILJAKOUSTIC16, as well as an in-depth interview: https://www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk/News/customer-projects/garden-designer-mark-lanes-own-contemporary-wild-garden-project-6656.aspx
16 September 2016 - Watch Mark on BBC Gardeners' World on 30 September 2016
5 September 2016: Watch out for Mark on a forthcoming hour-long BBC Gardeners' World programme
31 August 2016: Read about Mark on Jacksons Fencing website:
2 August 2016: Mark has been awarded the Houzz Recommended badge for top-rated profesionals on the Houzz community
11 July 2016: Catch up on BBC iPlayer - watch Mark presenting for the BBC at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016
21 April 2016: Read Mark's article in the June 2016 edition of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) magazine The Garden, entitled
"Seats for all at the garden table"
20 April 2016: Read Mark's article in The Guardian magazine on 14 May 2016, for the feature
How Does Your Garden Grow?
1 March 2016: See Mark in the 25th Anniversary Edition of Gardeners' World magazine, entitled
"Should gardening be accessible for all?"
[Extract] The answer is simple - yes! Yet, why don't we see more gardens designed by the physically disabled, the young, the elderly, people with learning difficulties - in fact, anyone who has a passion for gardnening? ...
16 February 2016: Mark has been awarded the Houzz Influencer Badge for advice most appreciated by the Houzz community
7 January 2016: Look out for a possible in-depth article on Mark and his beautiful, wheelchair-friendly, multi-roomed garden in Gardeners' World magazine 2016/17.
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