© 2015 James Wong
James has taught at the University of Kent Ethnobotany Master's programme, as well as conducting public lectures at The Eden Project, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & The Royal Horticultural Society.
James has written three international best-selling books, as well as contributing to such publications as The Guardian,
The Metro, bbc.co.uk, Amateur Gardening & The Garden.
James Wong is an ethnobotanist, television presenter & best-selling author based in London, UK. Trained to Masters level at the University of Kent and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, his work has taken him to Ecuador, South China and Indonesia.
Brought up in Singapore & Malaysia to an English mother and Malaysian father, his research interests include traditional medical systems, underutilised crops species & wild plant conservation.
In 2009 he fronted the award-winning BBC TV series 'Grow Your Own Drugs', introducing a fresh, modern take on preparing a broad range of plant-based remedies, reflecting his life-long passion for all things botanical.
He has since gone on to become a regular face on the hit BBC rural affairs series 'Countryfile', as well as presenting further series of 'Grow Your Own Drugs', 'Grow Your Own Drugs at Christmas' & 'James Wong and the Malaysian Garden', which followed his efforts to co-design a gold-medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
His numerous radio presenting roles include features on BBC Radio 4's 'The Food Programme' & BBC 'Gardeners' Question Time.'
In 2008 James Wong co-founded his own garden design studio, Amphibian Designs which has since 3 consecutive RHS medals, including 2 covetted Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show 2010 & 2011.