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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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