Carol Klein

Gardening presenter for television, and non-fiction writer and journalist
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Carol Klein is one of the most familiar gardening experts working in the media today, famous for her regular role as a presenter on Gardeners' World. Her natural, down-to-earth approach has made her a popular and trusted figure amongst the British public.

Carol originally trained as a fine artist and spent many years teaching art in schools and colleges. She started gardening and running a nursery from her home in Devon, and her hobby eventually became a career. She began exhibiting at RHS shows in 1990 and went on to win gold medals at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Westminster and Malvern.

Carol first appeared on Gardener's World in 1998 when Geoff Hamilton did a feature on her garden, Glebe Cottage. Following regular appearances as a guest-presenter for both the BBC and Channel 4, she wrote and presented her own six-part series Wild About the Garden in 1998, two series of Real Gardens.

In 2014, a 6-part series based on her own garden at Glebe Cottage, Life In a Cottage Garden, was made to accompany her book of the same title. Carol was also a part of the line up within The Great British Garden Revival, a 10-part series for the BBC, which won TV Broadcast of the Year at the Garden Media Guild Awards.
Following from this, her popular Plant Odysseys for BBC Two saw Carol explore some of our most favourite flowers in a 3-part series. She continues to contribute weekly to Gardeners World with her latest hit feature of ‘Plant of The Month’.

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Carol Klein, plantswoman extraordinaire, brings her infectious enthusiasm for plants and their growers to Open Gardens.


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Klein took us on a wonderfully lively and attractive, if all too quick, tour of cabbages and kings. There are just three more episodes to go. More, please. 

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