|Born||David Martin Domoney
26 March 1963
Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK
|Television||Love Your Garden (2012—)
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2011-12)
David Martin Domoney, FI (Hort) (born 26 March 1963) is an English gardener and broadcaster. He demystifies gardening. He has also been dubbed the "Gardener's Gardener", by Alan Titchmarsh on ITV1 which peaked at 4.3 million viewers. David has presented on the show since 2012 and is commissioned for a new eight-part series (2014), plus specials celebrating all the best about gardening in the UK. David also writes weekly for the national Sunday British newspaper, the Sunday People  David has co-presented Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV since 2012.
David pioneered 'Cultivation Street' a national campaign to bring communities and neighbours together, transforming front gardens and community gardens by improving the place they live in through people, plants and pride.
David Domoney was born in Devizes, Wiltshire, the son of Raymond, a British Telecoms senior executive. Jean Domoney, David’s mother, born in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, a mother of three children with a career in sales. After leaving Moseley School, Birmingham, in 1979 aged 16, he studied at Warwickshire College of Agriculture, gaining a Pre Cert. Horticulture qualification. In 1980, he enrolled in one of the last of the industry’s old style comprehensive three-year apprenticeships with Notcutts Nursery & Garden Centre Group (which at the time were the Harrods of Horticulture) during which he studied at Hadlow College of Horticulture. In 1983, David left Notcutts to study full-time at Pershore College of Horticulture, receiving an Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (ANCH). He had a successful business career in horticulture with Notcutts predominantly as a plant advisor/manager on the front line answering visitors gardening questions. David joined thebiggest UK Growing group Anglia Nursries as Sales & Marketing Manager, before joining Seasons Garden centre Group PLC as Horticulture Director. He then spent a decade heading up the garden buying teams for super store giants Texas Homecare & Do It All. David began his broadcasting career at Texas Homecare—presenting gardening features on the satellite TV station the company ran at 20,000 staff.
In 1999, Domoney formed his own garden design company, the Raven Partnership (Raven chosen because it is the only animal fabled to have visited both heaven and hell). He raised finance for his own garden designs at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows including the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, BBC Gardener's World Live and the Tatton Flower Show. To date, he has won 28 Royal Horticultural Society medals.
David's broadcasting career
Domoney's eccentric warmly passionate Lovejoy approach shows that gardening should be about getting stuck in and learning as you go.
During his three years on This Morning he gave tips to Brian Ferry on Bonsai, Jerry Hall and Dawn French on pumpkins for Halloween, advised Christian Slater on his water butt, Antony Worrall Thompson on topiary, and Jo Wood on acoustic plants. Whilst on ITV's Better Homes he advised Carol Vorderman on roof gardens. At Hampton Court, he advised Sir Cliff Richard on his lawns. Amongst others he has landscaped gardens for Phillip Schofield, at his home in 2010, and England striker Michael Owen for his ‘Hello’ magazine wedding shoot.
Domoney is a keen biker and has a V800 Vulcan motorbike. He is a master scuba diver with over 200 logged dives. His Specialist PADI Diving Qualifications include: Wreck Diving, Diver Propulsion Vehicles, Maldivian Shark Diver, Deep Diving and Dry Suit Diver.
Domoney owns two properties - a home near Stratford-upon-Avon with three acres of grounds, gardens and plant nursery. He also owns a farmhouse in Italy just off the Adriatic coast with five acres, including a two-acre working olive grove and private wood. Domoney works with his brother Neil Domoney and has a sister Julia with two children, Lydia and Anna, who have appeared in his TV shows. Domoney’s partner Adele also works in the business.
Since childhood Domoney has collected for the Methodist charity, JMA, and continues to do so. Domoney hosts annual charity auction at Euro Plants and assists the horticultural industry charity Green Fingers through his long association with the charity founder Richard Jackson. David also gives his time by sitting on the Commercial Board for the charity the Royal Horticulture Society.
Domoney’s designs at the Chelsea Flower Show include a garden designed for a Hell’s Angel (Ace of Spades Garden, 2010 Silver Gilt Medal); The Da Vinci Garden Chelsea (2006 Sunday Mirror Bronze Medal) and World Cup Garden (2010 BBC Gardeners World Live Silver Gilt Medal). His quirky tips and eccentric horticultural style has gained him a ‘Top Gear’ type profile.
His approach is to attract people not normally interested in gardening by enticing them with innovative design and inspiring ideas, such as the Piranha-infested underwater garden with £20m worth of diamonds and a Harley Davidson at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2009. His show shocked the nation and stopped the Queen in her tracks. It also won him a Gold Medal.
Domoney is an honouree member of the British Association of Landscapers.
From 2012 David has his own gardening page in the Sunday national newspaper.
As a public speaker, he lectured on best business practice and garden trends for the British Consulate in Canada, Moscow Garden Trade Fair, Du Pont Luxemburg, International Retailing Berlin, UK Garden Retail Association, Federation of International Super Stores Barcelona and HSBC. From 2005, his clients have included Harley-Davidson, BMI Airlines, Aggregate Industries, Laura Ashley Garden, Bayer, Jacuzzi, Croft, Harvey's, Du Pont, Bord Bia, Daily Mail World Media, RHS, HTA, Media 10, Ocean Media, Trinity Mirror, ITV, Channel 5, Channel 4, BBC GWL, Le Vive Diamonds Old Bond Street, the Ritz Hotel, the Prince’s Foundation and Anglian Windows. In 2007, Domoney launched Catwalk in Bloom at the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship show Hampton Court Palace and has run it for five years including a spin off at the Ragley Hall CLA Game Fair. In 2011, in association with the Prince’s Foundation and the organisers of the Ideal Home Show, Domoney launched the Young Gardeners of the Year Competition, which was visited by HRH the Prince of Wales. In 2011 Domoney was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture.
- David Domoney's Website
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- Titchmarsh, Alan. "The Alan Titchmarsh Show", Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
- "Love Your Garden", Retrieved on 17 April 2012.
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- Love your Garden
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show
- Garden ER
- 60 Minute Makeover
- This Morning
- Solution Street
- House of Horrors
- Better Homes
- House Auction
- Gardeners form Hell
- Plant Doctor
- "David Domoney's Ideas Take Seed In Malcolm Mundy's Garden", "Bayer Garden", 3 November 2011. Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
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- Ott, Steve. "Celebrity line up at first Gloucester Quays Garden Party", "Kitchen Garden", 21 February 2012. Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
- Domoney, David. "David Domoney", "Men Speakers". Retrieved on 9 March 2012.
- Domoney, David. "My Life", "David Domoney's Official Website". Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
- Domoney, David. "Garden Re-Leaf Day", "David Domoney's Official Website". Retrieved on 9 March 2012.
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- Stephenson, David. "Viagra is Blooming Fantastic", "Sunday Express", 26 June 2011. Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
- Domoney, David. "Bold is Beautiful for a Gorgeous Garden", "Press and Journal", 19 September 2011. Retrieved on 28 February 2012.
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- "Institute of Horticulture announces its 2011 award winners and Fellows". Institute of Horticulture. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012.