Tayshan Hayden-Smith, semi-pro footballer and founding father of Grow2Know
I inherited a love of nature from my mum. This park [Holland Park in London] is a spot I’ve grown up visiting – I stay regionally, close to Grenfell Tower. After the fire, one thing made me need to go in direction of nature and greening up areas in the neighborhood, and I received into guerrilla gardening. Within the final 12 months I’ve arrange the Grow2Know group gardening undertaking to empower, encourage and educate younger individuals, and diversify the horticultural scene.
I don’t have particular gardening garments aside from my boots. Usually I put on cargo pants or tracksuit bottoms and layer up below a jumper to remain heat however transfer freely. I actually like this outfit; it’s presentable however permits you to get on with what that you must do within the backyard.
Jonathan Moutrie, backyard designer
I retrained as a gardener 5 years in the past, after a profession in visible merchandising. I now do backyard design and upkeep, and I’d put on this outfit for these. The smock is much like the one I often backyard in, which is from the Great Dixter shop and has helpful massive pockets. In any other case I’ve a few French work shirts, and I typically put on shorts or denim with my previous Red Wing boots for winter, or my tabi-toe Japanese sock-boots with metal toecaps – they’re actually comfy to work in.
Danny Clarke, professional gardener and TV presenter
I’ve been a gardener for 23 years. I used to be working in backyard design once I received into TV by likelihood in 2015 – I’ve offered two seasons of The Instant Gardener for the BBC. I’m additionally a director of Grow2Know. In case you watch gardening reveals, you’ll assume they’re just for white middle-class individuals – our purpose is to encourage youthful and extra various individuals into the business. We’re engaged on some thrilling initiatives in the meanwhile, so watch this space.
My job may be very bodily and soiled, so I wouldn’t put on something which may get broken. For gardening, I put on previous issues and metal toecap security boots. I all the time put on a shawl, which I exploit to tie again my hair whereas I’m working. I’d put on the Barbour for work; I used to put on my brother’s on a regular basis nevertheless it received one tear too many and fell to bits.
Danny wears classic Barbour, £89, from Goldsmith Classic, 57 Neal Avenue, London WC2. Kimono cardigan, £260, by the English Distinction, from couvertureandthegarbstore.com. Denims, from a range, levis.com. High and Dr Martens, his personal.
Charlie Porter, author and beginner gardener
I began gardening in 2004 once I purchased a flat that had entry to a patch of floor. In 2018 I ended working as a style journalist and began writing my e-book, What Artists Wear, which meant I used to be capable of commit time to the Friends of Arnold Circus, a neighborhood volunteer group that appears after the backyard round a bandstand in Shoreditch, London.
For gardening I’ve three pairs of denim shorts and two pairs of denims. I put on issues I like as a result of I feel style is there to be worn. Clearly I wouldn’t put on one thing with a bizarre strap which may get caught, however I don’t consider in retaining issues for greatest. I’m excited that I can put on this Molly Goddard cardigan now it’s getting colder, and these socks are good all 12 months spherical – they’re cotton so that you don’t sweat. My husband and I’ve plenty of pairs.
Charlie wears cardigan, £380, by Molly Goddard, from matchesfashion.com. High, £155, by Craig Inexperienced, from endclothing.com. Socks, £20, by Nameless Ism, from goodhoodstore.com. Martine Rose shorts and Adidas sneakers, his personal.