Who is Gardeners' World star Jamie Butterworth? All you need to know

Jamie Butterworth
Jamie Butterworth (Jeff Gilbert/Shutterstock)

Jamie Butterworth is making his presenting debut on Gardeners' World on Friday night and will be showing viewers the incredible gardens at Scampston Hall.

While Jamie is a relatively new face on the programme, having first appeared on the show back in April, he has a wealth of gardening experience and even won a Gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last year. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the presenter.

Who is Jamie Butterworth?

Jamie Butterworth is a 28-year-old gardener from Durkar in West Yorkshire.

He found his passion for horticulture at a young age and created his first vegetable garden when he was 12 years old. By 16, he was a finalist in BBC3's Young Gardener of the Year.

Jamie Butterworth on Gardeners' World
Jamie is a gardener from Durkar in West Yorkshire (BBC)

After attending Askham Bryan College in York, he went on to study at RHS Garden Wisley, leaving with a Diploma in Practical Horticulture with Distinction in 2015.

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The following year, Jamie became an RHS ambassador, joining the likes of Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry.

Then in 2020, he launched his own nursery, Form Plants, which is based in Surrey and supplies plants and trees to the landscaping industry.

Jamie Butterworth and Rachel de Thame on Gardeners' World
Jamie with fellow Gardeners' World presenter Rachel de Thame (Jamie Butterworth/Instagram)

On starting his own company, Jamie, who is Managing Director, said in a statement shared on the nursery's website. "I was planting and maintaining people's gardens, but the service I was encountering at some plant suppliers was head-bangingly bad. So I started to grow plants for myself, then for my customers and then I ended up establishing Form Plants.

"I've always wanted a nursery that is clean, crisp and has great customer service. I hope that's what we offer all our customers."

Jamie has over a decade's worth of experience in the industry and last year won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 'The Place2Be Securing Tomorrow Garden'. The garden was made for the mental health charity Place2Be, which provides support for children's mental health.

Jamie Butterworth won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022
Jamie won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022 (Jamie Butterworth/Instagram)

Following his big win, Jamie took to Instagram with a tribute to the charity and his team. "Gold!!! I cannot begin to describe how happy and emotional I am right now," he wrote. "This is not just my medal, but the entire team, and especially the charity whom this entire garden is for.

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Jamie Butterworth filming Gardeners' World
Jamie filming Gardeners' World in a behind-the-scenes photo (Jamie Butterworth/Instagram)

"Every Chelsea garden is such a heroic effort from so many people, and throughout the week I will be sharing more about everyone involved.

"@_place2be do the most incredible work across the country and I really hope this garden helps to raise awareness for the amazing work they do!"

Who presents Gardeners' World?

Monty Don at Longmeadow on Gardeners' World
  1. Monty Don

    Monty is a horticulturist, TV star and author who has been the main presenter of the show since 2003, when he succeeded Alan Titchmarsh. He took a brief break in 2008 after suffering a minor stroke, returning in 2011.

  2. Frances Tophill

    The Kent-born gardener joined the show in 2016 and has amassed a legion of fans ever since her TV debut. She can also be seen on Alan Titchmarsh's ITV show, Love Your Garden.

  3. Adam Frost

    Adam is a garden designer who joined Gardeners' World in 2016. Away from the show, he is known for his successes at the Chelsea Flower Show, having won seven gold medals.

  4. Rachel de Thame

    Rachel is a familiar face on the show having made her debut in 2007. Before becoming a gardener, Rachel enjoyed a successful modelling career.

  5. Carol Klein

    Gardening expert Carol first appeared on our screens back in 1989 when she made her Gardeners' World debut. She has also hosted other gardening shows and has written columns for various newspapers, including The Guardian.

  6. Joe Swift

    Joe is a gardener, journalist and long-standing presenter of Gardeners' World, on which he first appeared in 1998.

  7. Arit Anderson

    Arit regularly presents Gardeners' World. The garden designer, who has won awards for her work, also appeared on Garden Rescue from 2019 until her departure in 2021.

  8. Toby Buckland

    Gardener Toby took over from Monty Don as the show's main host from 2008 until his return in 2011. The presenter has won awards for his gardening work and even hosts an annual festival in Devon.

  9. Advolly Richmond

    Advolly is a garden writer and historian who regularly presents segments on garden history on the show. The presenter is very knowledgeable, having achieved an MA in Garden History from Bristol University.

Jamie Butterworth's history with Gardeners' World

Jamie is a long-standing fan of Gardeners' World, and it was actually Monty Don who inspired his passion for plants. In an interview with the Financial Times in 2018, Jamie revealed that he was drawn to horticulture after watching the presenter sow seeds during an episode of the show. "I still remember the excitement of watching a seed germinate and flower," he said. "It was only a cornflower, but to a nine-year-old it was real-life magic."

Jamie Butterworth and Carol Klein on Gardeners' World
Jamie has been a member of the Gardeners' World family since April (BBC)

Jamie first appeared on the programme back in April, when he chatted to presenter Carol Klein over Zoom about her plans for her garden at Hampton Court.