Rachel Crow

Rachel Crow

Senior Content Editor

Rachel Crow is senior content editor, contributing gardening content for idealhome.co.uk, and is currently acting editor for Ideal Home’s sister title, Period Living magazine.


She has written for lifestyle magazines for many years, with a particular focus on gardening, historic houses and arts and crafts. Rachel started out her journalism career on BBC radio, where she enjoyed reporting on and writing programme scripts for all manner of stories, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Feeling constrained to fit everything she wanted to say on a story into a 1.45-minute radio slot, Rachel moved into lifestyle magazines.


Always harbouring a passion for homes and gardens, she jumped at the opportunity to work on The English Home and The English Garden magazines for a number of years, before joining the Period Living team. Over more than 10 years working on the magazine, as features editor, deputy editor and now acting editor, she has enjoyed writing, editing and commissioning features exploring historic houses, advising on how to maintain or renovate older properties, shining the spotlight on the skills of inspiring artists and craftspeople, and discovering how to turn gardens into beautiful, blooming spaces.


Now focusing on gardening content on idealhome.co.uk, she enjoys learning about new plants or gardening techniques and sharing the advice of horticultural experts.


She puts some of what she writes about into practice in her own modest urban garden, but it is an eternal work in progress…

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