I founded my garden design business in July 2008 after leaving my job at the BBC, where I had worked for four years at the Gardeners’ World ‘Berryfields’ garden. Before joining the BBC I had taught 3D design to undergraduate students at Middlesex University for 20 years. I have a BA (Hons) in Design and a HNC (Distinction) in Horticulture and Garden Planning. I am registered with the Environment Agency and have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. I volunteer as a Cotswold District Tree Warden and am a regular contributor to the local radio station where I live in Gloucestershire. My sculptural work has been shown regularly at the annual Art In The Garden exhibition at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire. I have also shown my garden furniture designs at the Westonbirt Arboretum Festival of Wood, the Hidden Art exhibition in London and the international Art Outside exhibition held in Quennington, Gloucestershire. In 2011 I collaborated with Prof Lesley Saunders in the publication of Her Leafy Eye, a book of poems inspired by Rousham Garden in Oxfordshire. I produced the illustrations for the book, using a variety of techniques and skills.