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 Our media partners

The British Plant Nursery Guide has a long standing relationship with the media.

In addition Gilly Pollock is a Member of the Garden Media Guild so her network of journalists, researchers and producers is quite extensive. David Pollock is also connected to the media and works in television.

Publications we have appeared in:

  • Amateur Gardening
  • Gardening News
  • Horticulture Week
  • The English Garden
  • Gardens Illustrated
  • Country Living Magazine
  • The Cottage Gardener
  • The Gardener
  • Wedding Flowers Magazine
  • Minor Matters – The Morris Minor owners magazine
  • Western Mail
Amateur Gardening
The Cottage Garde Society
Country Living
Gardens Illustrated
Garden News
Horticulture Week
Minor Matters
The English Garden
The Gardener
The Western Mail

TV & Radio

We have appeared on the following TV and Radio programmes:

  • BBC 2  – Chelsea Flower Show 2012 ” Flying the Flag for British Nurseries Campaign & Knitted Cakes” with Alan Titchmarsh and Rachel de Thame
  • BBC Radio Norfolk – Chelsea Flower Show coverage in conjunction with the charity Gardening Leave with whom we donated all 500 plants from our stand to help injured personnel through horticulture therapy
  • BBC Wales – Roy Noble Show 2011

British Plant Nursery Guide is used as a resource for TV and producers and researchers. These are some of the programmes we have provided information to or sent on their behalf:

  • BBC Four – The History of Botany
  • BBC 2 – Great British Garden Revival
  • ITV’s - Love Your Garden
  • Sky – New gardening TV series in 2015
  • Saatchi & Saatchi – location for an advert

Our partnership with Country Living Magazine


We have been a close partner with Editor Suzy Smith and the Editorial and Show teams at the countries leading lifestyle magazine, Country Living. With a circulation of around 200,000 magazines a month this partnership was a fantastic opportunity for our nursery members to be seen in households up and down the country.

The partnership was strengthened when they joined us at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 as our sponsors and business partner.

Founder of the British Plant Nursery Guide, Gilly Pollock, worked with Gardening Editor Stephanie Donaldson for two years on the gardening pages under the Out and About column.

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Country Living Magazine and British Plant Nursery Guide had a partnership at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.


British Plant Nursery Guide members were the suppliers of plants for the Country Living Plant Collections.

Alan Titchmarsh signed up for our Flying the Flag for British Nurseries and mentioned the campaign on BBC2's RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage, along with our now famous knitted cakes! In Alan's words regarding independent nurseries
Alan Titchmarsh, TV Presenter and Writer
I am so glad that the British Plant Nursery Guide exists. We have long needed a website that can help you find quality grown, locally sourced plants. Supporting British grown plants is hugely important. We have a wonderful horticultural heritage and long history of great nurseries, but they only continue if you buy their plants. Buying a locally grown plant you will find that you have a product that adapts to your conditions, is hardy for our wet winters and has significantly reduced miles to it footprint. There are some wonderful hidden gems out there, brilliant, creative nurseries full of plants that will your garden sing, so go on, make a day of it
Alys Fowler, Journalist and Broadcaster
Thanks for your good work promoting smaller nurseries, their success is vital for our gardens!
Matthew Biggs, Journalist and Broadcaster

Alys Fowler


Matthew Biggs

Matthew Biggs at Kick Start Conference 2014
I believe that Scottish nurseries could really benefit from becoming a member of the British Plant Nursery Guide. The standard of their marketing materials and positive and professional presentation of nurseries, for which they are winning awards, is exceptional.
Paddy Scott, Director, Scotland’s Gardens
I've been following the British Plant Nursery Guide with interest since its earliest days and I am delighted to be able to work with the company to provide Country Living readers with interesting itineraries to visit some of our finest independent nurseries in different regional locations.
Stephanie Donaldson, Gardening Editor, Country Living magazine