Simon Akeroyd is the author of over 30 gardening books. He also writes regularly for national newspapers as well as garden and lifestyle magazines. Simon has featured and presented on various TV gardening programs. 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.
Simon is currently crowdfunding for his latest, exciting book, all about Growing your Own drinks, called, Sip by Sip Gardening.