RHS Level 2
MA in Landscape Architecture
RHS Medal winner
I have always loved gardening but for 40 years, as a full-time journalist on Fleet Street, the last 20 of which were on The Times, it had to take second place.
As I approached 60, I decided to treat myself to an RHS course in horticulture and my interest in gardens and garden design grew from there. I went on to study landscape architecture at the University of Sheffield (graduating with an MA in 2021).
I have had two RHS show gardens: RHS Tatton Park, Community Border category, 2021, silver medal, and RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Container Category, 2022.