Currently: Independent botanical and horticultural consultant
Highest qualification: Masters (MSc, MPhil)
Trained as a botanist & ecologist, I am fascinated by the natural world in all its forms. I have previously worked in a botanical garden, and in a national charity conserving the wonderful diversity of cultivated plants in the UK, from rare vegetable varieties to 18th century carnations.
I now work freelance as horticultural advisor, botanical surveyor, botanical tour leader (Europe and Asia), translator, photographer and writer.
I have given talks to a wide range of audiences, from gardening clubs, professional landscapers, to MSc students or government staff. I am always happy to adapt the length and the content of my talks to your needs.
I recently created a project called "More Than Weeds" to try and raise awareness on the importance of urban plants. Have a look at one of my recent "weed walks":