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Philip Turvil, Grow Wild Programme Manager

Philip Turvil leads ‘Grow Wild’; the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through Grow Wild, over three million people have taken positive actions online and where they live to change lives and transform spaces by growing and sharing native wild flowers. Grow Wild was voted the UK’s Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Award 2016 on BBC1.

Before joining Kew, Philip managed Master Gardeners; Garden Organic’s national volunteer mentor network sharing food growing advice. He previously worked in practical/education roles at botanic, heritage and zoological gardens, and was a horticultural advisor for the BBC and London 2012. Philip gained an honours degree in horticulture (University of Reading) and masters in management (Bath University). He was a finalist for Journalist of the Year in 2011 and 2012 (Garden Media Guild).