Beth Murton

Beth Murton

Head of Gardens

Beth's first journalism job was working for Real Homes magazine 20 years ago. It cemented her love of all things homes- and garden-related and she's never looked back since. She's worked for and contributed to a number of leading magazines in the UK, including the launch of 4Homes magazine for Channel 4 (one of the UK's top TV channels), as well as Ideal Home magazine, Period Living magazine, Grand Designs magazine and Good Homes magazine amongst others, before returning to Real Homes magazine as editor in 2017 where she oversaw a redesign of the magazine. 

In 2020, she took on the role of launch Editor in Chief of, a new website dedicated to gardening and outdoor living. Launched at the height of the covid pandemic, it quickly gained a significant audience for a new site launch, with a large percentage of the audience based in the US. 

In 2023, Beth moved to Homes & Gardens as the Head of Gardens, bringing her passion and knowledge for outdoor living to this global brand. 

Her own outdoor space is a really important part of her family's home, and she was lucky enough to inherit a space with lots of lovely mature planting when she bought her 1930s property. It's the second house she has fully renovated, and the garden at her current home has also seen plenty of changes. Along with her husband, she's built several raised beds for a vegetable garden, increased the size of the flowerbeds to find room for yet more of her roses and her husband's collection of hostas, created an outdoor living room complete with comfy sofas and string lights, and not forgetting the biggest challenge of all – trying to fit in the ever changing assortment of trampolines, climbing frames and outdoor toys that are inevitable when you have two young kids! 

If she had to choose her favorite plant in her garden, it would be her Gertrude Jekyll rose from David Austin Roses due to its stunning pink blooms and incredible scent, but her beautiful lupins definitely come a close second when they come into bloom in spring. 

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