About David Domoney
I’m a TV gardener and presenter on ITV’s Love Your Garden. You can read my weekly gardening column in The Sunday Mirror newspaper, and check out my monthly article about growing vegetables and fruit in Grow Your Own Magazine.
I also appear as a resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning and have appeared on Daybreak, 60 Minute Makeover and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
In 2012, I launched community gardening campaign Cultivation Street, bringing Britain’s streets back to life through people, plants and pride.
Throughout my career, I have designed show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, BBC Gardener’s World Live and Tatton Flower Show. I have a total of 29 Royal Horticultural Society medals (and counting!)
Getting into gardens
My first venture into the fascinating world of gardens was selling plants at the local church fair. Eventually I started growing my own plants to sell.
Soon I was spending my spare time cutting lawns and helping pensioners with their flower beds. Talking to those garden lovers developed a passion for gardening that’s stayed with me.
I left school and took an apprenticeship with a large nursery grower. But I wasn’t content with just practical knowledge, so I went on to spend time at three horticultural colleges to obtain all the qualifications I needed.
Joining the gardening industry
I began working at a garden centre, starting as a plant advisor and progressing through supervisor and management roles to become the head plant buyer. I loved the role, sourcing the best quality specimens from thousands of plants for my discerning customers.
After a decade as head of garden buying departments for multiple retailers, I left corporate life to become totally immersed in hands-on gardening. I was a born-again horticulturist!
Now I have my own company that designs gardens and creates events for RHS shows. I also have the incredible opportunity to present TV programmes, and hope to use my passion for plants to inspire others to get gardening.