Paul Epsom

Home & Backyard

Paul is the eighth in a family of ten, the rest still thriving in England. Paul moved to the U.S. when he met his wife Kristine, almost 20 year's ago. Paul's gardening career goes back to his childhood. His mother, Barbara, was a keen gardener, an active member of the RHS, and from her, Paul learned all the basics as a child in large Edwardian Homes. He has been gardening ever since, both professionally and for pleasure.

Presently, Paul runs a garden center in Pennsylvania, Greystone Gardens. It features a unique collection of plants and gardening accessories. The garden center includes a seasonal Cafe. Greystone Gardens can be visited on the web at

In regards to his TV work

Paul has been featured on Pennsylvania local television in WNEP's successful Home and Backyard TV program for well over 400 episodes now. Paul is now also working with WGBH on the PBS Emmy Award winning program The Victory Garden. In 2003, 2004, 2005 and this year,

Paul has won Garden Globe awards for his TV work The award is given by the Garden Writer's association for work of an outstanding quality. The PBS production is nationally broadcast in all 50 states, and Paul is working his fifth season with the Victory Garden. Paul's Home garden and his garden center have been featured on recent episodes of the show.

Early this year, Paul made several appearances on the CBS Early Show, broadcast nationally out of Manhattan.

Paul's teaching experience is apparent in his succinct "how-to" segments, which help viewers see gardening and their gardens in a creative light. Paul's love of the art of gardening shines through, along with his British humor and energy. He adds a personable touch that makes gardening attractive to those who would never dream of watching such a program!

Paul enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities. Golf, tennis and soccer He particularly loves to ride his snowboard and has been teaching at Elk Mountain for the past few of seasons. Late winter is spent recuperating and reading history books!

Paul was born in London, England on 15th October 1956. He is educated at Warwick University and London University. He holds an honors degree in Psychology and post graduate studies in Education. Paul holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Level 2 Certificate of Horticulture. He has taught in public and private schools in England and the USA. Paul presently lives Clarks Summit, PA with his wife Kristine and two boys Anatoli (12) and William (11). And opps, I almost forgot, Harry Jr, the Irish terrier!

Recent Articles

  • Hand-Crafted Rag Rugs

    Posted on: 9:00 am, February 1, 2014, by , updated on: 03:23pm, January 31, 2014

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  • Perez Design Build Remodel

    Posted on: 9:00 am, January 25, 2014, by , updated on: 03:04pm, January 24, 2014

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  • Paul’s new Heated Gloves

    Posted on: 9:00 am, January 18, 2014, by , updated on: 12:24pm, January 17, 2014

    Check out what Santa brought Paul for Christmas — heated gloves! You can find a wide varitety of brands and...
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  • Indoor Gardening: Lemon Trees and Rosemary

    Posted on: 9:00 am, January 18, 2014, by , updated on: 12:25pm, January 17, 2014

    Paul Epsom does a little indoor gardening.  See how to prune a lemon tree to keep it healthy and producing...
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  • A Hershey Christmas: Sweet Lights & Candylane

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 21, 2013, by , and , updated on: 10:37pm, December 20, 2013

    Buckle up because a winter wonderland awaits you at Hershey Sweet Lights, A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular. Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated,...
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  • A Hershey Christmas: ZooAmerica

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:36pm, December 20, 2013

    Visit ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Stroll the tree-lined pathways as you learn...
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  • A Hershey Christmas: The Sweetest Celebration

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 21, 2013, by , and , updated on: 10:37pm, December 20, 2013

    The beginning of “A Hershey Christmas”, a special edition of Home & Backyard on the Christmas in Hershey celebration, in...
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  • A Hershey Christmas: Hershey Gardens

    Posted on: 9:00 am, December 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:43pm, December 20, 2013

    Spectacular bursts of color fill the winter landscape at the Hershey Winter Walk Garden.
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  • Country Cupboard Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Posted on: 9:00 am, November 16, 2013, by , updated on: 12:19pm, November 15, 2013

    Paul Epsom visits the bake shop in the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg where they prepare a delicious pumpkin cheesecake for...
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up

    Posted on: 9:00 am, November 9, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:55pm, November 7, 2013

    Get your garden all cleaned up for the winter season.  Paul Epsom shows you what to do now to ensure...
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  • Tioga Central Railroad & Presidential Car

    Posted on: 9:00 am, November 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:31am, November 2, 2013

    Take a ride on the Tioga Central Railroad and get an exclusive tour of the Presidential Car, which transported Presidents...
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  • Wellsboro B and B’s and Inns

    Posted on: 9:00 am, November 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:15pm, November 1, 2013

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