Matthew Wilson is a well-respected garden designer, writer, radio and television broadcaster and lecturer. His particular areas of horticultural interest include environmentally sensitive gardening, wildlife and landscapes.
Alongside Matthew’s main work as a landscape designer he also writes extensively in the media, is a regular correspondent for the Financial Times and has been a regular panelist on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time since 2009.
He has also presented and featured in a number of television programmes including the award winning ’Landscape Man’ for Channel 4. Matthew has also written and contributed to a number of books on gardening and horticulture including ‘Making a Garden’ the book which accompanied his television series, and the Garden Media Guild award winning ‘New Gardening – How to Garden in a Changing Climate’.
Matthew is Managing Director and Principle Designer at Clifton Nurseries. Clifton Nurseries design, build and maintain gardens from their base in Little Venice, one of the most captivating nursery retail centers in Britain and the oldest horticultural business in London, established in 1851. The majority of their work is in the capital, designing and building city gardens, but Matthew is currently working on projects in Riyadh, Athens, Toulouse and North Yorkshire.
Matthew spent 10 years working for The Royal Horticultural Society. Before leaving the RHS in September 2009 he held the role of Head of Gardens Creative Development. Previous to this, Matthew had been Head of Site and Curator at Harlow Carr, the Society’s garden near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, since February 2004. He came to Harlow Carr having been the Curator of RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex for four years. Matthew lives and gardens in south east London.