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

  • Landscaping with Hydrangea

    Posted on: 9:00 am, August 24, 2013, by , updated on: 09:44am, August 26, 2013

    Hydrangea blooms are colorful, full and beautiful.  Paul Epsom shows ways to incorporate them into your landscape design.
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  • Muncy: Historic Architecture

    Posted on: 9:00 am, August 17, 2013, by , updated on: 03:42pm, August 16, 2013

    Paul Epsom tours Muncy for a look at the beautiful architecture in the historic district.
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  • Bucknell University Indigenous Garden

    Posted on: 9:00 am, August 3, 2013, by , updated on: 08:56am, August 3, 2013

    Paul Epsom visits Bucknell University to explore the campus indigenous plant garden.
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  • Tour de Restaurants: Mifflinburg Hotel & The Muffin Man Eatery

    Posted on: 9:00 am, July 20, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:20am, July 20, 2013

    Jackie Lewandoski meets of with the talented ladies of the Muffin’ Man Eatery in Riverside for some fabulous fare.  Paul Epsom stops...
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  • Lewisburg Community Garden

    Posted on: 9:00 am, July 13, 2013, by , updated on: 03:37pm, July 12, 2013

    Paul Epsom takes a look at Lewisburg’s Community Garden, a successful collaboration between the Lewisburg borough and Bucknell University.
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  • Showstopping Summer Trees

    Posted on: 9:00 am, July 6, 2013, by , updated on: 11:09pm, July 4, 2013

    Paul Epsom shows us some trees that can spruce up your backyard this summer in both color, beauty, and fragrance.
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  • Paul’s Peonies

    Posted on: 9:00 am, June 29, 2013, by , updated on: 09:07pm, June 28, 2013

    Paul Epsom takes a look at some colorful peonies in his backyard.
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  • Back Mountain Garden Tour 2013

    Posted on: 9:00 am, June 22, 2013, by , updated on: 09:51pm, June 21, 2013

    Join Paul Epsom as he visits some of the gardens featured in this year’s Back Mountain Garden Club Tour.  For...
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  • Crash Course in Crab Apple Trees

    Posted on: 9:00 am, June 8, 2013, by , updated on: 02:00pm, June 7, 2013

    Paul Epsom gives a crash course in Crabapple Trees.
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  • Milford Garden Club Community Commitment

    Posted on: 9:00 am, June 1, 2013, by , updated on: 09:03pm, May 31, 2013

    The Milford Garden Club is very committed to the community.  Join the Garden Club as they show Paul Epsom how...
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  • Strawberry Salad With Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

    Posted on: 9:00 am, May 25, 2013, by , updated on: 02:43pm, May 24, 2013

    Blogger Christina Hitchcock of It’s A Keeper prepares a Strawberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing. Strawberry Salad with Creamy...
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  • T&D Cats of The World Animal Rescue

    Posted on: 9:00 am, May 25, 2013, by , updated on: 02:43pm, May 24, 2013

    T and D Cats of the World is one of the largest wild and exotic animal rescue centers in Pennsylvania. ...
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