An Eks’kwizit fashion collaboration

I’ve got a new and exciting clothing collaboration for you! I’ve teamed up with fashion brand Eks’kwizit to bring you a colourful collection of sweatshirts which are sure to pique your plant geek interests! Eks’kwizit is an art-focussed clothing brand based in The Netherlands. In the past, they’ve collaborated with unique and creative international artists,…

What’s happening at Flower Trials 2019?

The annual Flower Trials (11th-14th June 2019), held in Holland and Germany each year, is attended by buyers and retailers from all over the world, looking for what’s hot in plants. A little bit like Fashion Week, this event determines the big trends going forward – and it’s all rather exciting! At this year’s event,…

8 celebs who love gardening

You might get a little starstruck every now and then, but remember, celebrities are people – just like us! They have their likes and dislikes and their hobbies, and there are some celebrities who love gardening as much as we do. But just who is it that likes to get their hands dirty? These following…

A third birthday origins story

It was a late night in a 36th floor New York apartment. I had just handed my notice in at Thompson and Morgan- where I’d worked for 18 years- and wasn’t quite sure what to do next. I’d been going back and forth to my partner Rafal’s NYC apartment every few months to visit him….

Celebrate your outdoor space on Garden Day

Stop what you’re doing. Put your phone away, turn your TV off, write an ‘out of office’ message for your email account. It’s time to get outside for Garden Day. What is Garden Day? Garden Day is a nationwide community benefit project. It launches on 12th May 2019, in glorious gardening season and just ahead…

How to make a real flower crown for less than £10

The flower crown is a must-have festival or wedding accessory. We’ve seen many faux flower crowns on Instagram, and these can be bought from almost any old accessories shop – but what about wowing your friends with a real flower crown? One which you’ve customised yourself to match with the colours of your outfit (and it…

The best of the women’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

It’s time for a World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up! I’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag and I’m impressed at the standard this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it one step further by spreading the word on social media. It…

The best of the men’s World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photos

Are you ready for another World Naked Gardening Day 2019 photo round-up? I’ve been on my phone all day, looking at the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag. I’m super impressed at the standard of photos this year – plant geeks and gardening enthusiasts all over the world are getting in on the action, and taking it a step…

A World Naked Gardening Day photo shoot with Caroline Horne

I’m not averse to taking it all off in the name of gardening, especially when it comes to World Naked Gardening Day 2019. To kick off the day, I’m sharing some special images with you, that I shot with the wonderful Caroline Horne, a friend and photographer who has a tasteful eye – much needed…

Get ready for World Naked Gardening Day 2019

Are you excited for World Naked Gardening Day 2019? Of course you are! I’m looking forward to seeing more people than ever taking part in this global movement combining freedom, nature and gardening! If you’ve been following the #WorldNakedGardeningDay hashtag, you’ll have likely seen the many photos of naked gardening enthusiasts sharing photos from their…

Matching plants to popstars

Have you ever thought about which plants would go with certain popstars? Maybe it’s just me being a Plant Geek, but I often wonder what people would be like as plants. I think I would be a Delphinium ‘Princess Caroline’ because I’m tall, outgoing and familiar. Or at least that’s what I’m told. But enough…

Mr Plant Geek wins in the UK Blog Awards 2019!

Not long ago, I blogged about my excitement at becoming a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2019 – and now I can happily announce that I’ve won! Thanks to all your votes, mrplantgeek.com won the Nature & Wildlife category. I’m very proud to have received the award, especially against such excellent competition within the…