Tony Lord

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For the soap opera character, see Tony Lord (One Life to Live).

Tony Lord is a United Kingdom gardener, photographer and author. In 2005 the Royal Horticultural Society awarded him the Victoria Medal of Honour (V.M.H) for his work as a garden photographer, horticultural consultant and writer.[1][2]

Lord started out as a social anthropologist. In Micronesia, he studied the connections between nature and indigenous peoples, and became very interested in plants and their interactions.[3]

Lord received his gardening training at Kew Gardens, holds a doctorate in horticulture, and later was the Gardens Adviser for the British National Trust.[4] For over ten years he has edited the Royal Horticultural Society annual publication Plant Finder, and he is a regular contributor to the magazine The Garden.

Lord's first book, Best Borders,[5] won the Garden Writers' Guild award for the best general gardening book of 1994. His book Gardening at Sissinghurst[6] took a new and deeper approach to garden analysis[7] and has been translated into German, French and Dutch.


  1. ^ "Trustees' Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements 2005/06" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2006. 
  2. ^ "RHS honours four with horticulture's highest accolade". Royal Horticultural Society. 1 July 2005. Archived from the original on 20 November 2005. 
  3. ^ "Tony Lord: The Avant gardener - Eclectic gardener Tony Lord has a way with the weird" from "Pest Detectives, Fruit Trees, Weird Gardening and More" Dirt On Gardening episode DDOG-107 (2007), DIY Network[dead link]
  4. ^ Ireland, Carolyn (22 August 2008) "Gardens à la carte; The former gardens adviser to Britain's National Trust provides a selection of menu options for the amateur horticulturalist" The Globe and Mail (Canada) p. G-8
  5. ^ Lord, Tony (1994) Best Borders Viking, New York, NY ISBN 0-670-85407-7 ;
  6. ^ Lord, Tony (1995) Gardening at Sissinghurst Macmillan, New York, NY, ISBN 0-02-860389-3 ;
  7. ^ Galitzki, Dora (1996) "Books: Gardening" New York Times 16 June 1996;