Steve Bradley is a freelance garden writer and broadcaster who holds the RHS Master of Horticulture Diploma and a Masters Degree in Education.
He has written (or co-written) over 40 practical gardening books including Propagation Basics (winner of the Garden Media Guild Award for Best Practical Book), The Pruner’s Bible, Winter Gardening, The Fragrant Garden and What’s Wrong With My Plant? He has recently undertaken a revision of the horticulturist’s essential companion, the Grafter’s Handbook.
Steve and wife Val (also a qualified horticulturist) have been commissioned to update the world’s best-selling gardening books, The Expert series, originally written by Dr David Hessayon.
Steve and Val have worked for The Sun newspaper since 2002, writing the Gardening page with Peter Seabrook and answering hundreds of readers’ letters every year. Over the years, Steve has also written for most of the popular UK gardening magazines including Grow-It, Garden Life, The Garden, Gardens Monthly, BBC Gardeners World Magazine and Garden Answers.
He has a vast knowledge of gardening and enjoys sharing it with listeners to BBC local radio. He is resident gardening expert on BBC Radio Kent on Sunday mornings, answering listeners’ questions during the live gardening phone-in show and he regularly guests on BBC Sussex, BBC Surrey and BBC Essex.
In addition, Steve acts as researcher, adviser and (on occasion) presenter for various production companies at events such as the Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows. His experience building medal-winning gardens at some of Britain’s leading horticultural shows, including both Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace, give him a unique insight into the workings of these events. It also provides much humorous entertainment on the occasions he is asked to be a garden tour guide.