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Arit Anderson

Garden Designer and TV Presenter

Arit Anderson is a garden designer, writer and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.

She spent 25 years working in the dynamic industries of retail fashion and creative events, which enabled her to combine her analytical and creative skills. She managed events and teams and delivered collections across the globe.

She balanced this fast-paced career with personal interests in well-being, working as a part-time therapist in London and teaching holistic therapies, which led her to travel extensively to the USA.

It was the joy of having her own garden that enabled Arit to diversify her creative experiences. She found that the visual nature of fashion and the healing properties of her therapies could beautifully meld in the garden.
The new palette of colour and materials in her garden became a passion and drove her to explore the unique relationships between plants, people and place.

From the first season of her garden’s development Arit knew she wanted horticulture to become her work as well as her pleasure.

She enrolled to study gardening at Capel Manor College. While she was there she experienced the taste of success at RHS Chelsea 2013, winning the Fresh Talent category for a student design collaboration with two other students. After the award of a diploma in garden design, Arit went on to design and deliver her own show garden, and won a Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court in 2016 in the conceptual category.

In her designs for both private and commercial clients her ethos includes simplicity and environmental sensitivity – affecting her choice of products and plants at source, with regard to their future setting.
Arit created Diamond Hill Garden Design to offer a garden design and care service in London and surrounding counties. Although work has taken her as far afield as Deia, Majorca.

Working as presenter for Gardeners World, and writing for national publications has enabled Arit to publicise issues about the future of gardening in an ever-changing climate, and promote solutions to the wider public.