Vanessa Berridge’s book about the history of Kiftsgate  and its three generations of women gardeners, won the 2019 Garden Media Guild Book of the Year award.  Vanessa studied English and History at the universities of Bristol, East Anglia and London. She was the launch editor of The English Garden magazine and is now an internationally published freelance writer on gardening and garden history. Her books have included The Princess’s Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew (2015), Great British Gardeners: From Early Plantsmen to Chelsea Medal Winners (2018) and Borde Hill Garden: A Plant Hunter’s Paradise (2022). Kiftsgate Court Gardens: Three Generations of Women Gardeners (Merrell) won the 2019 Garden Media Guild Book of the Year award. Her latest book, Garden Heaven: Inspiration and Escapism for Every Gardener will be published by HarperCollins/National Trust in May 2024. She is county organiser for the National Garden Scheme in Gloucestershire where she lives.

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