Transforming an outdoor space into a glorious garden or knowing what plants are best for inside your home can be a tricky task without expert advice.

Luckily Beech Grove Homes will soon be able to offer that as they team up with multi award winning garden designer and RHS Professional Associate Darren Rudge to offer gardening advice on how people can turn their new house into a dream home.

Darren has spent over thirty years in the horticultural industry, running his own garden design, build and maintenance company, as well as broadcasting and working in horticultural education. He has also co-designed a number of show gardens that have earned him Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) accreditation including RHS Gold and Best in Show, as well as award winning garden designs at BBC Gardeners World Live and community gardens across the country.

Photograph of Darren Rudge

He is also known as “The Laughing Gardener” on BBC Local Radio and is planning on offering helpful advice and seasonal tips via Beech Grove Homes on how to get the best from your garden space as well as horticultural hints on indoor plants.

Darren said he was looking forward to opening up his gardening world to new homeowners: “I’m really excited to be working with Beech Grove Homes, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my expertise with everyone. I can’t wait to hear about peoples outdoor, and indoor planting spaces – whether that’s a flowering yard, an allotment, hanging baskets or indoor succulents - and helping them where I can.”

Darren says that a ‘green’ space is very important, adding that it was a significant time for people to get back to nature: “Making a new house a home isn’t just about the furniture that goes inside, a great garden or the right plants can do wonders for a home and for people’s wellbeing, which has never been more important than right now. Along the way I hope I can share my tips and knowledge and help people achieve their goal of turning their brand-new house into their dream home.”

You can learn more about Darren Rudge via his website and social media page. His tips and advice will be featured here online and on our social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram.

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