The Themed Gardens of Barnsdale
Today, we remember Geoff Hamilton, who was born on this day in 1936.
Hamilton was a presenter of the BBC’s Gardener's World in the 1980s and 1990s he was also a gardener himself.
Hamilton had a twin brother, and as a young kid, he became interested in horticulture by working in his family’s garden. One of his first jobs was helping out at a local nursery down the road from his house.
He became the editor for Practical Gardening Magazine, and then he moved into television. He was the longest-serving presenter on a Gardener's World.
In his Wikipedia entry, it says that many in the garden world were puzzled by the fact that Hamilton never received any recognition from the Royal Horticultural Society for his work.
Hamilton‘s personal garden at Barnsdale consists of 38 themed gardens over 8 acres, and it remains open to the public. It is run by his son, who also gardens and is a writer.