Philip is Features Editor for The Garden, Journal of the RHS, where he has worked since 2002 when he first joined as Trainee Horticultural Journalist. His role is wide and varied but chiefly involves planning and selecting the future content of The Garden, as well as day-to-day jobs of commissioning authors, editing and helping with image selection. He also writes several features each year, and organizes and oversees photo shoots for features such as the nursery visits. He has also written and contributed to several books, most recently the forthcoming updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers.
Philip has a strong background in horticulture, having completed a BSc (Hons) in the subject at Wye College in Kent, two years of training as a student at RHS Garden Wisley and four years working with a landscaper/garden designer. He has long been interested in a wide range of hardy and tender plants, and grows an eclectic selection in the walled garden and glasshouse at his home in Peterborough.