Joe Maiden

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Joe Maiden
Penrith, Cumbria, England
Died17 September 2015
ShowGardening on Sunday with Tim Crowther & Joe Maiden
Station(s)BBC Radio Leeds
Time slot09:00 - 12:00 (Sunday)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Joe Maiden (1941 – 17 September 2015) was a gardener, horticulturist, author and BBC Radio presenter based in Huby, Yorkshire, England.


Maiden was brought up in Penrith, Cumbria, and was educated at Askham Bryan College.[1]

A professional horticulturist over a period spanning 40 years, he appeared on numerous gardening programmes for the BBC and Yorkshire Television and was awarded the Harlow Carr medal by The Royal Horticultural Society for his growing, lecturing and exhibitions of vegetables. Maiden's work has been published in a number of audio visual presentations[2][3] He was a Fellow of the National Vegetable Society, and served on the society's judging panel. He was a committee member of the Leeds Horticultural Society.

Alongside the long-standing BBC Radio Leeds presenter Tim Crowther, Maiden regularly presented to Sunday morning audiences to the station's weekly peak audience.

He died on 17 September 2015 of prostate cancer.


Title Year Ref.ID. Notes
Grow with Joe (Hardback) 2010 ISBN 978-1-905080-79-3 Great Northern Books[4]
Grow With Joe: The Kitchen Garden (VHS) ASIN: B00004CQD5 Beckmann Visual Publishing[5]
Grow With Joe: Complete Garden Skills (VHS) ASIN: B004OAFJ1C Beckmann Visual Publishing
Grow With Joe: The Complete Flower Garden (VHS) 1995 ASIN: B00004CQI1 Beckmann Visual Publishing


  1. ^ "Death of radio gardening guru Joe Maiden". Yorkshire Evening Post.
  2. ^ "Tomatoes - Kitchen Garden Magazine".
  3. ^ YouTube.
  4. ^ [1] Great Northern Books
  5. ^ [2] Beckmann Visual Publishing