Doddington Place Gardens

Crossing the Borders


Amicia de Moubray

I’ve lived at for the past seventeen years and have become increasingly addicted to all things to do with gardening as each year passes. Like many others I find visiting gardens and plant nurseries irresistible.

I began my career working at the Victorian Society but a job in the Newsroom of the Architects Journal propelled me into journalism. I have since had work published in numerous magazines and newspapers including The World of Interiors, The Sunday Telegraph, The Big Issue, Harpers & Queen, Gardens Illustrated, Country Life, the Evening Standard as well as spending a couple of years in New York working for Anna Wintour on House & Garden and Vogue.

Books I have written include ‘Twentieth Century Castles in Britain’ and ‘Carpets for the Home’ and I edited ‘Saving Thanet:  The Architecture of Kent’s Forgotten Coast’ for SAVE Britain’s Heritage in 2010.

Lots of blogs describe the writer’s garden.  I will devote a small a space to what is happening at Doddington as well as the travails presented by opening a garden to the public on a regular basis but I will also be writing a monthly profile of a garden related personality or theme which will be wide ranging in its scope.