Matthew Pottage

Matthew Pottage

Gardener

The youngest-ever curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley gardens, Matthew Pottage has been fascinated with gardening all his life. He started at Wisley as a trainee before gaining a permanent position managing the woodland areas and then becoming garden manager. After only 12 years he was appointed curator, overseeing the entire gardens.

He is the author of How To Garden When You Rent. Matthew is an experienced renter himself (a recent piece in The Times described him as “the gardener for generation rent”) and is full of inventive ideas on how to improve any outdoor space.