Meet Huw Richards

We have teamed up with YouTuber and new face of gardening Huw Richards who at only 19 is hoping to encourage the next generation to find their inner gardener and get growing.

Huw Richards

Nineteen-year-old Huw began growing food on his family's smallholding in mid-west Wales at the age of three and uploaded his first gardening video to YouTube when he was twelve. Since then, his friendly manner and gardening know how has seen his channel, HuwsNursery, attract more than 20 million views online.

HuwsNursery teaches people all over the world about how to grow their own food organically. He is a regular guest on TV and radio shows and last year was the gardening presenter for ITV Wales’ Coast and Country.

Just like Dobbies, educating and inspiring the next generation of gardeners is incredibly important to Huw, and we’ll be creating some exciting new content together as part of this partnership, so keep an eye on Huw’s YouTube and our social media pages over the next few months. There will also be some great opportunities to win gardening prize packages to get you growing!

Huw said: “The opportunity of working with Dobbies excites me greatly! Each and every one of us has the ability to grow plants at home no matter how much or little space is available, and I hope that this partnership will help inspire more people to discover their green fingers.”

Huw Richards

Get to know Huw a bit better here:

Do you have/ what is your favourite thing to grow?

I will be very boring and admit that tomatoes are easily my favourite thing to grow. I must warn you if you decide to grow your own tomatoes, after you have tasted a homegrown tomato straight from the plant and still warm from the sun, any other tomato elsewhere will be a disappointment.

What is your favourite ingredient to cook with from the garden?

Garlic has to be at the top of the list! As an ingredient, it alone can make a bland dish taste delicious!

What inspired you to start gardening and sharing this on YouTube?

A friend of mine began creating gaming videos when I was 12 years old and this inspired me to begin creating videos about gardening. It very quickly consumed my life but it is so incredible to know that I am helping people around the world to grow their own food.

What do you predict will be a big gardening trend for 2019?

Predictions are always tough, but I feel there is going to be a stronger swing from people to grow plants which they can also eat, especially in a small space.

What is your top tip for people who are looking to get into gardening but may be a little unsure?

To stop pondering and start doing. There is only so much you can learn from books and videos, the best way to learn is to get stuck in and give it a go yourself and be prepared for failures. Begin small, and as you build confidence you can expand your growing area.

Don’t forget to follow Huw on social media:

YouTube: HuwsNursery

Instagram: @huws_nursery

Facebook: Huws Garden Nursery



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