Brothers Lee and Dale Connelly develop garden spaces with a difference. In January 2013 they founded SKINNY JEAN GARDENERS, and the pair have quickly gone on to be an influential voice in horticulture. They are making gardening cool for a new generation with a mission ‘to inject fun and creativity into gardening and get children, teens and students doing it’.
As well as their own weekly YouTube videos the brothers have contributed to CBBC’s Blue Peter and BBC Radio 1, created a kitchen garden for TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, designed a garden for the International Gardening World Cup in Japan and are ambassadors of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
They have appeared at BBC Gardener’s World Live and are involved in the Kew Gardens Grow Wild project.
My brother Dale and I only started gardening four years ago but I wish we’d discovered it when we were younger. We were always outside as kids, inventing games, building dens and discovering nature, and gardeni...