I qualified as a garden designer in 2009 with an HNC Garden Design with distinction from Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen after changing career from working for the BBC for nearly 20 years. To complement this I also studied at Aberdeen College for the RHS 2 Certificate in Horticulture which I gained in 2007. I write a gardening column for The Scottish Gardening Magazine. I also run Gardening4Kids - a gardening school for children - in Aberdeen City and Shire. As a qualified Forest School Leader (Level 3 Practitioner) I work as a trainer and with primary school aged children who are neuro-diverse. I am interested in the benefits of gardening for health and well being and have designed gardens for schools, care homes and other community groups. I gained the Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture through Thrive.