I am a garden historian and heritage consultant with commissions and project experience in Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, California, Greece and Italy. I am an internationally distributed author of more than 17 gardening books about old roses, cottage gardens and perennials and more recently, 3 newer titles covering climate variability and climate compatible practices for home gardeners and landscape designers: Gardens of the Sun, Plants for Mediterranean Climate Gardens and Plants for a Changing Climate.
I have a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Adelaide.
I volunteer at Carrick Hill Gardens and Mt Barker Urban Forest & Arboretum. I was the founder of Heritage Roses - Australia, and a foundation member of the Mediterranean Garden Society (intl.) and the Australian Garden History Society.
My new book Endless Pleasure - Exploring and Collecting Among the Byways of Gardens and Gardening (Wakefield Press) was published in October, 2015.