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Biographies

Sarah Raven

Presenter, Gardeners' World


Last updated November 2005
Category: Factual & Arts TV
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Gardeners' World presenter Sarah Raven is well-known for her love of growing flowers that can be cut and made into colourful indoor arrangements.

 

Sarah runs gardening, cookery and floristry courses from her 90-acre farm in Sussex, where she manages a seed catalogue and raises organic cows and pigs.

 

She specialises in teaching people who've never picked up a spade, let alone pricked out a zinnia!

 

As well as her home-run courses, she lectures all around Britain. She also maintains flourishing flower, vegetable, salad and herb gardens, where she trials varieties for her seed catalogue which specialises in unusual varieties.

 

Cambridge-born Sarah qualified as a doctor at London University after graduating from Edinburgh University with a history degree.

 

Columnist and author Sarah has written several books to accompany BBC TWO's Gardeners' World, including The Great Veg Plot and Grow Your Own Cut Flowers.

 

She is also currently working on a cookery book to accompany the series and her own books have also made great waves in the green-fingered world.

 

Sarah is married to a fellow journalist and writer, Adam Nicholson, and they have two children who enjoy the home-grown fare from the garden.


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