Mark Lane has gained recognition as a first-class garden and landscape designer, being the UK’s first garden landscape designer to use a wheelchair, as well as the first BBC gardening presenter to use a wheelchair. In 2021, Mark was nominated as Celebrity Of The Year at the National Diversity Awards.
As a broadcaster, Mark is the gardening and plant expert on BBC One’s Morning Live and he has been a presenter for Gardeners’ World on BBC Two as well as for BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Shows – at Chelsea, Chatsworth, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton. Mark is also the garden and plant expert on QVC and presents his own show, Love Gardening With Mark Lane. Mark’s other credits include Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One) and Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4).
Mark has a regular gardening column in the Daily Express and has previously had monthly columns in Waitrose Weekend and Platinum magazines. He has also contributed to the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Guardian, 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, was published by Hachette in September 2020. In 2021, Mark collaborated with artist Sharon Walters to create a new ITV Ident as part of the ITV Creates campaign.
Mark is an ambassador for Leonard Cheshire, Melanoma Fund, Thrive and Groundwork. He also won Landscape Designer Of The Year 2020 in the BUILD Architecture Awards and he was named Landscape Designer Of The Year 2020 by Global Corporate LiveWire. Mark is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).
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.