With over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture Andy Mcindoe is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio. He lectures to gardening groups and societies at home and abroad, leads gardening tours and is consultant to well-known suppliers in the garden industry.
During his long career with Hillier Nurseries he was responsible for the development of the Company’s chain of garden centres and for 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Andy now works freelance enabling him to have more contact with the real gardening world. Both he and his wife are gardeners, designing and advising on gardens of all sizes. They specialise in planting for year round interest and welcome groups by appointment to their 2 acre naturalistic garden, Sandhill Farm, Hampshire during the spring, summer and autumn.
Andy’s special interests include hardy shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, flower bulbs and garden design and he has authored books on all of these subjects. His last book, The Creative Shrub Garden was published by Timber Press in the UK and US in 2014. January 2019 see the publication of its sequel: ‘Shrubs: discover the perfect plant for every place in your garden’. another Timber Press, publication.
Keen to encourage gardening as both an interest and a career, Andy is a tutor of several courses at the online learningwithexperts.com
Andy was awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal (one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture) by the Royal Horticultural Society on 22nd February 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the science and practice of horticulture.