Mark Lane has gained recognition as a first-class landscape designer, being the UK’s first garden designer in a wheelchair, as well as the first BBC gardening presenter in a wheelchair.
As a broadcaster, he is a presenter of the award-winning Gardeners’ World on BBC Two as well a presenter for BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Shows – Chelsea, Chatsworth, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton. Mark is also the garden and plant expert on QVC. Mark’s other credits include Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4) and has been a contributor on various BBC regional radio stations.
Mark has a monthly column in Waitrose Weekend and Platinum magazines. He’s also contributed to the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Express and Sunday Express, as well as House Beautiful, Country Living, Good Homes, Homes and Gardens and BBC Gardeners’ World magazines. Mark’s first book, Royal Gardens of the World, will be published by Hachette on 24th September 2020.
Mark graduated from University College London with a BA (Hons) in Art History. He went on to become the Publishing Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Managing Editor for the leading international Arts publisher Thames & Hudson.
In 2001 Mark was in a car accident and had to have operations on his spine, which were complicated by him being born with spina bifida. Following a long rehabilitation period Mark studied garden/landscape design through an Open Learning course at KLC, Hampton Court.