Claudia de Yong

Claudia de Yong is a garden designer with over fifteen years experience creating wonderful gardens for her clients. She has also won medals eight times at Hampton Court and numerous other shows. Her Romance in the Ruins garden at BBC Gardeners World Live this year, not only won gold, but was also awarded Best in Show.

Claudia is also one of Genus’ best and most loyal customers. A few days ago she sent us a couple of pictures of herself wearing the trousers, and wrote: “I’m not sure if you saw me on the TV on Gardeners World, but I wore the trousers all through the build and they were great!”

Claudia’s website and blog is at

This is also a good opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you gardeners who have supported Genus and bought our products. When we first started many people told us that nobody would buy trousers specially designed for gardening. You are all testament to our conviction that there was an unmet need out there and it was just a question of getting the product right.

Those of you who have followed Genus since our birth in 2013 will know that it took us a couple of attempts to arrive at the best possible trouser. But now our 3-Season Gardening Trouser for Women and the men’s equivalent, the All-Weather Gardening Trouser, have become the iconic benchmarks of technical clothing for gardening.

Thanks again to all of you.