About Doug Stewart

My horticultural career stated when at the tender age of 13 when I won the contract to supply the village shop with freshly grown vegetables…

After training as a professional horticulturist, I have a fabulously rewarding career working in roles as diverse as lecturing in cucumber and tomato production, a pumpkin grower, plant propagator, interior landscaper and garden designer.

After over 20 years working in horticultural education, many of which as Head of Horticulture at one of the UK’s leading land-based colleges I am now working as a business consultant and trainer.

To keep out of mischief I co-presents a two-hour gardening phone in on BBC Radio Humberside – “The Great Outdoors” it is one of the most popular local radio programmes in the region.

I have been widely published and contributed to both radio and television programmes.

In my free time I enjoys striding across hill and dale have traveled widely and is a total plant geek.

All my talks last for around 1 hour, and can be split into two halves to allow for a coffee break if required. Most clubs however seem to prefer to have the talk, then a coffee break and questions afterwards. If you are looking for a shorter talk, just ask, I have a number of talks that lend themselves to luncheon clubs etc.