A garden writer, designer, photographer and artist, I designed and managed the well-known Chesters Walled Garden for twenty-three years. I have now created a new, private garden, the subject of a two year
A garden writer, designer, photographer and artist, I designed and managed the well-known Chesters Walled Garden for twenty-three years. I have now created a new, private garden, the subject of a two year series in the English Garden magazine, seen on BBC Gardeners' World. I contribute to national and local gardening magazines, review books, am garden columnist for My Weekly magazine, and write a Country Diary in the Guardian.
Travel writing from the north of England. Recent travel pieces include a short stay in Gothenburg, barge travel on the Caledonian Canal, walks on the Northumberland coast and North Pennines, articles on winter seedheads, heritage skills and moths for BBC Countryfile magazine.
Author of eight gardening books. Specialising in herbs, perennials, organic and wildlife gardens as well as wild food. Press offficer for Northumberland National Gardens Scheme. Specialist knowledge of gardens of the North of England and southern Scotland. Leader of garden group tours. Regular speaker, listed on the RHS Speakers List & Garden Media Guild List. Guardian Country Diarist. Book reviewer. Photographer. Designer of garden for Jonsered Manor in Sweden. Member of the Garden Media Guild and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Author of 10 Principles of Garden Design Garden columnist for My Weekly magazine