Gardener and garden designer
Presenter, ITV’s Love Your Garden
TV gardener and garden designer Katie Rushworth has been an integral member of the famous gardener team on ITV’s Love Your Garden. A fun northern girl from Yorkshire, Katie brings her humour, charm and expertise to this much-loved TV show. Katie has also published her own gardening book, and regularly carries out brand endorsement work for companies she believes in.
ITV’s popular gardening show Love Your Garden has had an annual series since 2011, and was a huge hit with primetime audiences for over a decade. Alongside famous garden designer and longtime BBC garden show presenter Alan Titchmarsh, Love Your Garden saw Katie and the team creating the perfect garden for deserving local heroes across Britain.
Katie’s passion and enthusiasm for gardening come across clearly on-screen. She has excellent plant knowledge and a great eye for design – both for function and beauty. A skilled communicator, Katie loves conveying ideas in an accessible way, and always with her trademark sense of humour. She thrives on working in an outdoor space – and of course takes pride in her own garden too.
Katie has been self-employed as a gardener and garden designer for nearly a decade, running her own business The Queen of Spades. As a young mum, she built the business entirely off her own back from nothing. Katie now enjoys a wonderful reputation and client base, as well as a growing television profile. She is now training to be a health coach, but will always keep a hand in gardening.
Katie found her passion and skill for gardening when she first carried out garden maintenance locally in Yorkshire. She decided to turn this love affair with gardening into a career, studying horticulture at night school and working part-time at her local garden centre. Katie has a Foundation Degree in Garden Design and takes pride in having the skills to maintain and design gardens from both a horticulture and design-based perspective.
In 2015, Katie entered the Harrogate Flower Show as part of her degree and won the Premier Award, as well as the People’s Choice Award. She is also the proud winner of two Ilkley in Bloom awards.
Katie’s book, Plants, Beds & Borders, was published by Kyle Books in 2016. This beginner-friendly book aims to help people explore the joys of gardening with her expert guidance.
Readers learn how to identify the conditions of your garden, see which plants will flourish in it and create a planting plan. Once you have designed your perfect border, Katie guides you through the practicalities of planting and maintaining it, so that it remains a beautiful focal point all year round.
Katie has done endorsement branding work for many high-profile brands including Tongs Garden Centre, Silverline Tools, IRO Timber and Yorkshire Gold Tea. Katie is a fantastic communicator – she has an ability to connect with people from all kinds of backgrounds, and is a particular inspiration to mothers who aspire to run their own businesses. We have no doubt that any gardening brand would be proud to be associated with her.
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