About Simon

Simon Akeroyd

Garden Writer

Simon Akeroyd is the author of over 30 gardening books. He also writes regularly for national newspapers as well as garden and lifestyle magazines. He has written for Grow Your Own Magazine for the last 10 years.  


Simon wrote his first gardening book ‘Shrubs and Small Trees’ in 2008 (published by DK), and usually writes 2 or 3 books a year. 
He was previously Gardens’ Manager for the National Trust and the RHS, having started his gardening career at Wisley Gardens over 
20 years ago.  Prior to this, he was a BBC Producer and Horticultural Researcher.


In his spare time Simon enjoys canoeing and sailing on the River Dart, and caring for his honey bees. 
Simon lives by the sea in the Torbay area of South Devon.

Email: simon@simonakeroyd.co.uk

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