Kent based Mark Lane, the first recognised UK garden designer in a wheelchair, has been invited by the RHS and the BBC to be a Guest Presenter at Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
Mark is thrilled to be invited, “I am absolutely delighted by the news and cannot wait to see the amazing gardens on show this year. There are many gardens with a ‘health, well-being and horticulture’ theme, and this is an area very close to my heart and my own design ideas. It is time the horticultural world opens their eyes to disability and see it as a positive thing.”
As Chelsea gold medallist winner Cleve West says about Mark … “being disabled is a useful lever to get you noticed especially now with horticultural therapy becoming fashionable again … the press and the RHS will love it”.
Mark Lane used to be the Publishing Director for the RIBA and Managing Editor for the leading arts publisher Thames & Hudson, before ill-health resulted in a career change. Kent based Mark Lane Designs offers a professional, high-quality, bespoke garden and landscape design service, horticultural advice, accessibility consultancy, and creative planting plans for non-disabled and disabled customers, for small and large-scale projects, community, private and public. Mark is also a published gardening writer and the owner/editor of accessiblegardens.org.uk.