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We received the news today that my practice Mark Lane Designs has been awarded, by the judging panel at Build Architecture Awards, ‘Most Innovative Garden & Landscape Design Company 2019’ for our expertise in the garden design field, our dedication to the industry as well as exceptional client / customer service, with an ongoing commitment […]

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BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and Kent garden designer Mark Lane will be fielding tricky questions from John Humphrys when he appears on Celebrity Mastermind on BBC One on Friday 21 December at 8.30pm. Joining him on the pre-Christmas edition will be broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles, BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan and Celebrity Big Brother winner […]

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Mark was delighted to be interviewed by Sandy, the reckless gardener,
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Mark was asked by Yahoo! to write an article on getting your garden ready for winter. Please follow this link https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/heres-put-garden-bed-winter-121237213.html?guccounter=1 Excerpt below:   Simple Winter Gardening Tips With November just around the corner, there is still plenty to do in the garden (weather permitting). If you are a first-time gardener or an experienced gardener it […]

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Mark asked to host the 2018 Staff Awards for Leonard Cheshire at the stunning Carlton House Terrace, just off the Mall and Buckingham Palace. A special moments when staff, who work above and beyond their roles, are thanked for the work they undertake. Mark’s speech: Thank you for inviting me to the Awards. About a […]

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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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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….

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Award-winning garden designer Mark Lane appears in the glossy Surrey Life magazines. Read by thousands of people, Mark is delighted to appear in such a series of publications.
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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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We hope you enjoyed the cottage garden piece in tonight’s episode. If you are keen on or absolutely love this style then share your photos with Mark.

 
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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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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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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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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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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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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:
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Watch the following clip on Twitter and see Mark towards the end showing his excitement for 2018 and what he will be covering this year for BBC Gardeners’ World. https://t.co/aw2NVRVLjG (https://twitter.com/GWmag/status/969580367438073857?s=09)

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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 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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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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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=DtwypxAlcY…

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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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Read Mark’s interview and top 10 tips for gardening for all abilities in the September issue of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine.

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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 Luc…

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Mark gives a presentation at The Landscape Show in London, UK, entitled ‘Mindfulness and the Role of the Landscape Designer’.
 
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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.
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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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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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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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Mark and Houzz 2017

Mark has been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for ‘Service’.
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Mark is proud to be associated with Enham Trust, the disability charity working with over 8,500 people each year http://www.enhamtrust.org.uk
 
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Mark is proud to be associated with Thrive, the national chairty using gardening to change lives http://www.thrive.org.uk
 

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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.as…

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Mark presents from his own garden in tonight’s episode of BBC Gardeners’ World.
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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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Mark has been awarded the Houzz Recommended badge for top-rated professionals on the Houzz community.

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Watch Mark presenting for the BBC at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016.
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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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Read Mark’s article in The Guardian magazine on 14 May 2016, for the feature How Does Your Garden Grow?
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Mark has been awarded the Houzz Influencer Badge for advice most appreciated by the Houzz community.
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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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