In the 1990s I studied horticulture and garden design at Norwood Hall and Capel Manor colleges in London. I went on to work as a garden designer and gardener in private practice, and also as a lecturer in further and higher education where as a manager I developed programmes in all elements and levels of horticulture. I taught a wide range of learners from career changers, amateur gardeners and students with learning disabilities. I loved passing on my knowledge of horticulture and design, and particularly enjoyed working with all my students on gardens at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows. In the last few years I have volunteered with the NTS Malleny Gardens, the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and the RHS Green Plan It schools project, and am currently a member of the Caley council. I continue to enjoy garden design, sustainable gardening, growing fruit and veg and squeezing in just one more plant in my garden!