About us

GardenSelect Ltd is a small British company based in Milton Keynes.

 I, Clare Hill, have been involved in horticulture for many years and was originally trained at Writtle College, many moons ago, in commercial horticulture which included fruit, salad crops, vegetables and ornamental crops. After qualifying, I worked on a project for East Malling Reseach Station on the development of apples on their different apple rootstocks. I then set up a PYO (pick your own) unit for the Farmers Weekly Farms. The unit consisted of a wide range of fruit and vegetables.

After a few years, I moved to an international company that provided technical support to growers and I worked in that area for over 10 years. During that time I was privileged to be awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to study how the USA and Canada had invested in integrated pest management control in fruit.

In the 1990’s I worked as a technical advisor to the amenity and golf course industry, after which I set up my own business.

This website is being developed to provide information on growing in the garden and allotment. There will always be new information added which I hope will be of interest.  Much of it will be my own experiences and experiences of other horticulturists that I have known and worked with for many years.

You will see on each page you will be able to ask questions or give us your own tips.

The shop has a number of products that are not easily obtained in garden centres.