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Community wellbeing garden for Canterbury Christ Church University. I have the great pleasure in working with the University estates’ department and Kent Enterprise Trust to create a haven for students, staff and visitors with the provision of mental and emotional support. Although most interaction is talking based support, the Community Oasis [wellbeing] Garden (COG) will […]

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Mark Lane teams up with Leonard Cheshire and the NGS Mark has made a short film http://www.leonardcheshire.org/marklane to coincide with Gardens and Health Week, run by the National Garden Scheme, and is delighted to be designing a sensory garden for Leonard Cheshire’s Agate House. Mark says, “Gardens and Health Week and Gardening is a great way […]

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Gardens and Health Week, Mark Lane Designs

Read Mark’s story in the Index Lifestyle magazine. Learn how he became a garden designer, his passion for design and plants and how his TV career started with the BBC. Click on the following link for further information https://www.indexmagazine.co.uk/home-gardens/design-for-life

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An award-winning landscape and garden design practice established by garden designer Mark Lane, who is also a published gardening and garden design writer, speaker and BBC TV presenter, for BBC Gardeners’ World and the RHS Flower Shows.

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Greenfingers have been creating magical gardens for children, family members, staff and visitors at children’s hospices for some time. Expanding the brand, Mark has been asked to design the first outdoor space for young people aged 11-19 with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Speech, Language and Communication difficulties at Garratt Park School, Wandsworth, London, […]

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Mark is delighted to become a supporter of the national and international charity Leonard Cheshire and ‘Can do Gardening’ campaign. Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Mark says: Gardens and gardening offer an immeasurable sense of wellbeing, both physically and mentally. The therapeutic benefits of […]

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In its second year, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show returns. Mark presents from the floral marquees, looking at plants with a story, interviewing the knowledgeable exhibitors, meeting and chatting with a local Derbyshire nursery owner and sets the scene with a Rudyard Kipling poem.

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Mark presents for the BBC at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Focusing on plants, forcing and keeping back, to revealing plant of the year, as well as interviews with growers and designers, Mark shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for the horticultural event of the year.

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Mark Lane Designs

As part of the Melanoma Fund’s ‘ridiculous’ gardening campaign, Mark had a great time transforming into and striking the ever-popular pose of Tommy Cooper, with a horticultural twist. Celebrity gardeners are getting behind a national campaign, using humour to help fight melanoma. Mark Lane, David Domoney, Adam Frost and David Stevens will all appear dressed up […]

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Melanoma Campaign, Watch your back, Mark Lane Designs


Mark Lane Designs has become a silver member of House & Garden’s prestigious ‘The List’. Visit http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/the-list/profile/mark-lane-designs/ With a gross brand reach of 8 million, including 170,000 Twitter followers, 83,000 Pinterest pages, Mark Lane Designs is delighted to become a member.  The online directory has been a great success, so House & Garden have been able […]

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The anticipation of spring is such a wonderful thing. We all have a biophilic need for the outdoors and greenery. As soon as bulbs start pushing up their noses through the once cold soil, and leaves start to emerge on trees there is no better time to start getting outdoors and enjoying the benefits of […]

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Watch the following clip on Twitter and see Mark’s excitement (towards the end) for 2018 on BBC Gardeners’ World, as well as a teaser of what he will be covering this year: https://twitter.com/GWmag/status/969580367438073857?s=09

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See Mark on the front cover of the March edition of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, as well as photos of Mark and the other presenters, including Monty Don and Nigel and Nellie, during the time spent photographing the gatefold cover. Watch a colourful film of the making of the cover. The behind the scenes video […]

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A community garden in Whitechapel has grabbed the attention of Gardener’s World presenter Mark Lane. The new garden and plant nursery was set up by Core Landscapes, a project working to improve mental health and wellbeing through horticulture. Mark trained as a garden designer and established his own business after a car crash saw him […]

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The new magazine of Manchester City Disabled Supporters Association, Access 4 Blues, has just been published showcasing Mark’s work, as well as his passion for showing how the word ‘ability’ in disability can be used in a positive way. Designing gardens for people with limited mobility and varying levels of ability, both physically and mentally can sometimes […]

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The Garden Media Guild is an association that brings together professional garden writers, authors, photographers, broadcasters, editors, lecturers and allied trades. The Garden Media Guild’s aims are to raise the quality of garden writing, photography and broadcasting, and to keep our members up-to-date with events in the world of gardening and horticulture. http://www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk. As a BBC gardening […]

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A new article about Mark’s career, garden design work, BBC work and personal life is revealed in Kent’s range of Index magazines. ‘Design for Life’ looks at Mark’s low points as well as his high points and charts Mark’s change of career path into landscape and garden design. Several of Mark’s designs are showcased in […]

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On a very cold December day, Mark visited the wonderful meaningful garden in Whitechapel, run by Core Landscapes. This is a fully transportable garden, with plants growing in pots, shipping containers for storage and two large polytunnels. The visitors and regular users of the garden are all local and tend for the plants under the […]

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Mark, who has redesigned the garden at Pilgrims Hospices, Canterbury, was invited to meet up with the stonemasons from Canterbury Cathedral to start thinking about a creative piece that will be added to the new Pilgrims Hospices in 4 years’ time. The piece will form part of the International Stonemasons Symposium, which is being held […]

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As an Ambassador for Greenfingers, Mark made a short film on their behalf to raise money from buywholefoods online. 10% of every purchase made through www.buywholefoodsonline.com went to Greenfingers charity.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwypxAlcYM&app=desktop (Mark appears from 2 mins, onwards)

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Mark met up with some new and existing suppliers to talk through new projects and new materials on the market. Mark was also invited by Pro Landscaper magazine to the Gala evening dinner.

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Mark will be hosting the Groundwork Community Awards 2017 in London on 2 November 2017. An evening to celebrate the amazing work of community groups and individuals in making where they live better places for everyone.

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Mark Lane, Greenfingers Ambassador, will be at (represented by a colleague) the Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner on 2 November 2017 at the Royal Air Force Club, Mayfair, London.

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Mark and Honeybee Gin Launch

Mark attends the Warner Edwards launch of Honeybee gin, in collaboration with the RHS at Fortnum and Masons, London. Tastes, cocktails, botanicals and an impressive cake made from the botanicals found in the gin and great company, from Jo Whiley to Lucy Hall and Matthew Pottage.

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Mark will be giving a presentation at The Landscape Show on 19 September 2017, entitled: Pilgrims Hospices: Mindfulness and the Role of the Landscape Designer.

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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. http://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk

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Mark, 47, was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, while Flo, 51, is the show’s first black presenter. Tt’s a dream come true for me,’ says Mark. ‘I’ve always loved the show and never believed I could one day be on it. There are quite a lot of logistics involved – we have […]

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Two New Roles for Mark Lane Recently revealed as an ambassador for the horticultural charities Thrive and Groundwork, Mark Lane spoke to Pro Landscaper about why he took on the roles Mark Lane has been announced as an ambassador for the disability charity Thrive, and for the environmental community charity Groundwork. Mark became involved with […]

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Made to Measure Garden designer, TV presenter and writer, Mark Lane talks us through his love of the outdoors For those that don’t know, how did you get into gardening? Both sets of my grandparents were very keen gardeners. My paternal grandparents had a large garden and I would spend hours following my grandfather around. […]

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Mark Lane on health, happiness and horticulture and becoming the UK’s first wheelchair garden designer. LIFE rarely goes in a straight path, but Mark Lane’s certainly changed direction forever when a diagnosis of spina-bifida, followed by surgery and then almost immediately a car crash, put him in a wheelchair. That was 15 years ago and […]

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Made to Measure Garden designer, TV presenter and writer, Mark Lane talks us through his love of the outdoors For those that don’t know, how did you get into gardening? Both sets of my grandparents were very keen gardeners. My paternal grandparents had a large garden and I would spend hours following my grandfather around. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Short Video

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

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Read about Mark on Jacksons Fencing website: https://www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk/News/customer-projects/garden-designer-mark-lanes-own-contemporary-wild-garden-project-6656.aspx

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When I have been at my desk all day or out on site in clients’ gardens, I love coming back to my own garden. It’s a wonderful cliche, but I eat, live, sleep and dream about plants. Our 1960s bungalow, which we moved to eight years ago, is set in the centre of the plot, […]

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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”.

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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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