About GardenersWorld.com and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine has been the UK’s best-loved gardening title for over 30 years. And since launching in 2007, GardenersWorld.com has been the go-to online destination for gardeners and plant lovers, now reaching more than 30 million users per year.
Part of the brand family that includes the Gardeners’ World BBC TV programme and ever-popular live show BBC Gardeners’ World Live, we also publish special editions, a hugely successful podcast, an exciting programme of live online masterclasses and host a range of immersive, gardening-themed travel experiences.
We empower our loyal readers and website visitors with the practical skills and confidence to create a beautiful garden. We help them realise their gardening dreams with expert advice, easy-to-follow guides and inspirational ideas. Appealing to complete beginners and seasoned experts alike, our content is clear, accessible and engaging.
Our projects, features, and videos feature trusted experts such as Monty Don, Carol Klein, Alan Titchmarsh, Arit Anderson and Frances Tophill. Our in-depth product reviews and buying guides help you choose the very best gardening tools, kit and accessories and we work with carefully chosen partners to deliver great deals and discounts on plants and seeds.
Whether you grow plants on a windowsill or a balcony, in billowing borders or a verdant veg plot, GardenersWorld.com and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine give you the know-how you need.
Meet the team
Catherine Mansley - Digital editor
Catherine Mansley joined BBC Gardeners' World Magazine in 2010, having previously worked as features editor and sub-editor on a number of other magazines, including The Grocer. She rose up the ranks to run all the magazine's creative editorial content, managing photoshoots and our most prestigious contributors. Catherine took over as deputy editor of GardenersWorld.com in 2020. And now, as digital editor, she heads up all digital content creation for the brand, across the website, social media, CRM and podcast. She has also overseen the launch of the Premium digital subscription product.
Lily Middleton - Content creator
Lily Middleton joined GardenersWorld.com in spring 2021, following jobs at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the RHS and Chelsea Physic Garden. In her current role as Content Creator, she relishes the opportunity to spend her days talking, researching, and writing about plants and gardens. She lives in West London and has a balcony filled with as many plants as it’s possible to grow in a limited space, and an expanding house plant collection which is rapidly taking over her flat. She is also a volunteer gardener at Fulham Palace, where she loves helping the team with tasks across the garden.
Daniel Haynes - Head of digital delivery
Daniel Haynes studied horticulture at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, following a previous career as a web designer. He joined GardenersWorld.com in 2007 as sub-editor, becoming editor in 2010. Since then, he's led content production across the site, including features, Grow Guides and practical videos and oversaw the creation of Secret Garden, our exclusive online space for subscribers. The site has won the coveted Website of the Year Award from the Garden Media Guild three times, most recently in 2021.
Kay Maguire - Reviews editor
Reviews Editor, Kay Maguire trained at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and has been writing and making films about gardening ever since. She has written for websites and magazines, including The Garden and Amateur Gardening, was Horticultural Editor on BBC Gardeners' World Magazine for five years and has also written a number of books on a range of gardening topics from growing house plants to making the most of a small space.
Kate Bradbury - Writer
Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, writes for The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Garden (RHS), and BBC Wildlife and Countryfile magazines, and is the author of several books, including Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything and The Wildlife Gardener (Bloomsbury). A patron of Froglife, Kate lives and breathes wildlife gardening, and is currently transforming a tired patio garden into her own wildlife oasis.
Sue Fisher - Writer
Sue’s extensive horticultural career spans over 40 years, starting with a decade in the garden centre and nursery industry before developing into an accomplished gardening writer, designer, and speaker. Sue writes regularly for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and GardenersWorld.com, as well as Garden Answers magazine. She has written 10 books on subjects including container gardening, plants for small gardens and designing with colour, as well as co-authoring other books with some of the biggest names in gardening. Sue lives and gardens in West Devon where she combines her passions for plants alongside sustainable and wildlife-friendly gardening in her own ¾ acre plot, and also advises on and designs private gardens.
Tamsin Hope Thomson
Tamsin Hope Thomson joined GardenersWorld.com in summer 2022 and has worked for Gardeners’ World Magazine as a freelance journalist and editor since 2014. In her role as Content Creator she enjoys the variety of topics she gets to write about, from cat-friendly house plants to growing your own coffee. She lives in West Sussex and has a small courtyard garden. The most recent garden project she’s taken on is creating a container pond with her two children – they are all hoping that it might attract some dragonflies this year.
Nic Wilson is a garden and nature writer. She has a Diploma in Garden Design (Capel Manor College), an MA in English Literature (Open University) and a Diploma in Creative Non-Fiction (Cambridge University). She is a Guardian Country Diarist and her work features in magazines and journals including the RHS The Garden, The English Garden, Gardeners’ World Magazine, The Clearing and Katharine Norbury’s acclaimed anthology Women on Nature. Nic curates the UK Peat Free Nurseries List.
Greg Loades is a former Gardening Editor of Gardeners' World magazine and former Deputy Editor of The English Garden. He is a freelance writer and editor and his first book The Modern Cottage Garden (published by Timber Press) was released in 2020.
Veronica Peerless - Writer
Veronica Peerless is a trained horticulturalist and garden designer. She was deputy editor of Which? Gardening magazine and worked as a freelance features editor at The English Garden, editor of the Industry Zone section of The Garden Design Journal and Contributing Editor at GardenersWorld.com. She has written for many publications including The Telegraph, The English Garden magazine, The Garden Design Journal, House Beautiful and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. She was horticultural consultant on The Gardener's Year (Dorling Kindersley, 2014) and contributed to 1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die (Quintessence, 2016). Her bestselling book, How Not To Kill Your Houseplant (Dorling Kindersley), was published in 2017.