After winning a scholarship to the university of Bath James went on to train at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the
University of Kent, gaining a Master of Science degree with distinction in Ethnobotany. At the age of 27, Wong became the
presenter of his own award-winning BBC Two television series Grow Your Own Drugs. The series demonstrates a number of natural
remedies sourced from plants and became the highest-rated gardening series on UK television. James is also a regular face
on the hit BBC One rural affairs series Countryfile since its reformatting in April 2009. In 2008, he was one of the regular
presenters on the show Fossil Detectives, which was broadcast initially on BBC Four and then repeated on BBC Two. He has also
appeared on BBC's Gardeners' World, Channel 4's Richard & Judy, The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV, and on BBC Breakfast. As
a garden designer, he has become a four-time Royal Horticultural Society RHS medal winner for gardens at the Chelsea Flower
Show and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Wong has designed an Ethnobotanical Garden for the University of Kent, where he
is a guest lecturer.
Visit his website at www.jameswong.co.uk, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Botanygeek,
and join him on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/James-Wong. You can also watch videos of James on www.youtube.com/user/GrowSuttonsSeeds
and follow him on Pinterest here http://pinterest.com/botanygeek/.