I’ve lived at www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk 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.