Anne has been campaigning for the past fifteen years for a renaissance in British gardens, focusing on encouraging serious reviews of gardens and on returning gardens to their place amongst the fine arts in British culture.
She is a garden writer for newspapers and garden magazines, is married to Charles Hawes, the garden photographer. They have designed and created a thoughtful garden at Veddw House on the Welsh border near Monmouth. The four acre garden was described by Sara Maitland in ‘A Book of Silence’ as a one of the “gardens that reflect, illustrate and develop personal philosophies and ideas of beauty; gardens that really are a form of art” and by Tim Richardson in ‘The Telegraph’ as “one of Britain’s more original gardens.”
Her first book, ‘The Bad Tempered Gardener’ will be published by Frances Lincoln in May 2011.
Read thinkinGardens articles and comments by Anne