Welcome to my website and blog

Metro Publication - London GuidesI am a freelance arts writer, editor and gardener.  Now based in the West Country, I lived and worked in London for several years during which time I researched and wrote the first edition of Museums and Galleries of London. The book has been in print ever since and is now in its 6th edition.

TwitterHaving moved to the country, and acquired a husband, a house, a garden and a dog (not necessarily in that order) I got the gardening bug. While studying for the RHS General Certificate, I was lucky enough to work in Anne McIntyre’s inspirational herb garden in the Cotswolds before moving further west to garden in the beautiful county of Somerset.   The London Garden Book A-Z combines my love of exploring the capital with my passion for gardening, and celebrates London’s thriving horticultural scene. The first edition was short-listed for the Garden Media Guild’s ‘Inspirational Book of the Year, and a second edition was published in November 2016.

A member of the Critics Circle, I have written for the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, and the Church Times; in 2013 I was web editor and blogger for the Chelsea Fringe (www.chelseafringe.com) and I have written about urban gardening for The City Planter (www.thecityplanter.co.uk). As well as art, architecture and gardening, my interests include studio pottery, contemporary jewellery, bread-making, cream teas (jam on top of clotted cream, please, and strictly no sultanas), and open-air swimming. When not writing I can be usually be found on my allotment,  or in the garden.