Meet Kate and Phil, our fun and engaging podcast presenters! With experience working on both sides of the garden industry, they bring a wealth of knowledge to The Underground.

Phil Wright

Phil is a founding partner in the creative marketing agency WrightObara, helping Home & Garden brands to showcase their products. He is a creative marketeer, strategist, idea generator and musician and is driven to deliver creative work that makes messages stick; through film, print and digital. Now managing a multi-disciplinary team, Phil focusses on delivering communications excellence.

Having completed his studies in graphic design and architecture, Phil turned his back on company life to join a band and made his living (well more of an existence) as a musician. Eventually putting his career as an electric fiddle toting rock god on hold, Phil started his corporate journey as video editor, where his passion for visual storytelling took hold.

Phil loves learning and puts this in part down to his editing background, he thinks that to structure and tell engaging stories you need to get under the skin and understand the subject you’re discussing. He is also a voracious reader always with 2 or 3 books on the go at any one time.

Over the years Phil has gained experience crafting campaigns and videos for a variety of industries from automotive to mobile electronics, but in more recent years it’s the garden sector which has really captured his imagination. He was instrumental in creating the video content for the Evergreen Training Academy and has written and directed countless product videos for Miracle-Gro, Levington and other garden care brands.


Kate Turner has a deep love of all things plants – from vibrant houseplants to stunning gardens and growing your own fruit & veg, Kate knows all the tips and tricks for successful gardening.

Kate is a trained horticulturalist and has a wealth of experience working behind the scenes on many of your favourite gardening programmes – from researcher at BBC Gardener’s World, to Project Manager at Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden on ITV as well as the first two series of Garden Rescue with Charlie Dimmock.

She was also the Head Gardener at the prestigious Charterhouse School and worked as a horticultural tutor at The Therapy Garden.

Kate’s passion has always been to encourage as many people as possible to get the gardening bug and ran a community garden for 10 years teaching all aspects of horticulture from veg growing to mini-beast habitat making. Kate also ran an Army Wives garden group and together they created a small silver-gilt medal winning garden at the Hampton Court Flower Festival.

For 3 years Kate worked as the Garden Guru for Miracle-Gro where she advised on all things horticultural including presenting top tips and how To videos on their social media channels She also worked on a mix of events for Miracle-Gro, including award-winning stands at both The Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Festival and GLEE.


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