Paul is the eighth in a family of ten, the rest still lives in England. Paul moved to the U.S. when he met his wife Kristine, almost 30 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 Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, called Greystone Gardens. It features a unique collection of plants and gardening accessories. Greystone Gardens can be visited on the web at

In regards to his TV work:
Paul has been featured on local television on “WNEP’s Home & Backyard” for well over 800 episodes now. Paul has also worked with WGBH on the PBS Emmy award-winning program, “The Victory Garden”, America’s premier gardening show. Additionally, Paul has appeared on CBS’s Early Show to promote his gardening talents. 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.

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, including golf, tennis and soccer. He particularly loves to ride his snowboard and has been teaching at Elk Mountain for the past few seasons. Late winter is spent recuperating and reading history books!

Paul was born in London, England on October 15, 1956. He studied at Warwick University and London University. He holds an honors degree in Psychology and Education and further post graduate studies in Education. Paul holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Level 3 Certificate of Horticulture. Paul is also a certified arborist (ISA). He has taught in public and private schools in England and the USA. Paul presently lives Clarks Summit, PA with his wife Kristine. Paul has two boys William (19) and Anatoli (21). He has two dogs, Fergus and Lily and a feral cat called Fiona.

Recent Articles
  • Weed of the Week

    Paul Epsom shares information on this week’s Weed of The Week.

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  • Edible Flowers

    There are many flowers in your garden that are edible.  Paul shows you which plants can be eaten or use to flavor a dish.

  • Late Blooming Spring Plants and Planting for Optimal Color

    Paul Epsom has the best flowers for late spring and maximum color in your landscape.

  • Prepping for the Perfect Summer Garden

    If you would like your garden, yard and shrubbery to look perfect for the summer season, Paul shows you what to do to make it happen.

  • PHS Meadowbrook Farm Greenhouse

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm greenhouses provide a multitude of plants used for the Philadelphia Flower Show each year.  We take you on a tour of these prestigious greenhouses to see some of their specialty plants.  

  • Garden Ideas from Meadowbrook Farm

    If you are looking for garden ideas, PHS’s Meadowbrook Farm is the perfect place to go.  Paul Epsom visits and gets some great inspiration for your home gardens.

  • Saving the 790 Trolley

    It’s the last trolley in existence from Wilkes-Barre that served the greater Wyoming Valley.  It’s Wilkes-Barre’s 790. Paul Epsom meets up with the people who are saving the amazing piece of history, and takes you on a tour of this gem. For more information on saving the 790 or to donate contact: Anthracite Trolley’s Inc. – Project 790 228 Pollock Drive Pittston, PA 18640 email: call: 570-855-3977

  • Pond Maintenance

    We will be opening up our ponds soon.  Paul has some great tips to keep your pond looking picture perfect.

  • Early Spring Flowers and Cool Weather Plants

    Are you ready to plant?  Paul Epsom is!  Learn what early spring flowers and cool weather plants you can use in a container now.  Paul creates a beautiful planter for your inspiration.

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