The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of horticultural journalist Tamsin Westhorpe as editor of its flagship member magazine, Inside Horticulture.
Tamsin will take on the role from the Spring 2022 issue onwards.
Tamsin has written for several national magazines and newspapers including The Telegraph, The English Garden, Gardeners’ World, Gardens Illustrated and Garden Answers. An experienced editor, she has also edited The English Garden and Dobbies customer magazine and spent time as deputy editor for Amateur Gardening magazine.
Tamsin says “My career in horticulture started at the age of 17 working on my family's nursery. I then went on to experience life in a garden centre, spent time as a parks gardener and interior landscaper before entering the world of garden media. I'm so excited to be working with the HTA to create a magazine that shares the incredible work that is being carried out by its members. Having experienced so many different aspects of the industry in the past I'm very much looking forward to hearing about and reporting on new initiatives and achievements through the pages of Inside Horticulture.”
James Clark, HTA Director of Policy and Communication said, “Inside Horticulture magazine is developing and producing some great content for members. We are excited to welcome Tasmin to the team to take on the leadership of the magazine, using her skills and experience to create the top-quality stories and insights the magazine is becoming known for. She brings an impressive background in not only horticultural journalism, writing for national publications, but also as a business owner, who understands the commercial realities of the industry.”
Inside Horticulture, launched in June this year, is a quarterly member publication that aims to deliver real value to HTA members. It demonstrates the HTA’s work on members’ behalf on key policy campaigns and includes the latest industry market information statistics, learning opportunities, and case study best-practice, with insights into other parts of the industry and stakeholder groups through interviews and Q&As.
Tamsin succeeds Stephanie Mahon, who has taken on a new role as editor of Gardens Illustrated.