Rachel Crow

Rachel Crow

Rachel is senior content editor, and writes and commissions gardening content for homesandgardens.com, Homes & Gardens magazine, and its sister titles Period Living Magazine and Country Homes & Interiors

She has written for lifestyle magazines for many years, with a particular focus on gardening, historic houses and arts and crafts. Rachel started out her journalism career in BBC radio, where she enjoyed reporting on and writing programme scripts for all manner of stories, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Feeling constrained to fit everything she wanted to say on a story into a 1.45 minute radio slot, Rachel moved into regional lifestyle magazines, where the topics she wrote about, and people she interviewed, were as varied and eclectic as they were on radio.

Always harboring a passion for homes and gardens, she jumped at the opportunity to work on The English Home and The English Garden magazines for a number of years, before joining the Period Living team. Over nearly 10 years working on the magazine, as features editor and then deputy editor, she enjoyed exploring and uncovering the secrets of historic houses and gardens, had the pleasure to meet many inspiring artists and craftspeople, and was endlessly amazed at the stories of how homeowners transformed their often previously neglected gardens into beautiful, blooming spaces.

Now focusing on gardening content on homesandgardens.com and its sister brands, she finds every day is a journey of discovery, whether it is learning about new plants or gardening techniques, or sharing the advice of passionate horticultural experts and garden designers. She tries to put some of what she writes about into practice in her own modest urban garden, but with new inspirations on a daily basis, it is an eternal work in progress… 

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