All about me!

I grew up on a farm in North Cornwall and spent many happy hours in the fields and woods surrounding my childhood home. I studied languages in London and worked in the travel industry for a while before returning to Cornwall and retraining to become a primary school teacher.

The outside world was always calling to me so I studied garden design, garden maintenance and garden history at Duchy College, Cornwall, with the design element taught by Chelsea Gold medal winner John Moreland. 

Ash & Bee was established in 2003 and grew from the maintenance of small gardens to the landscape and planting design of high-end new properties in Cornwall. 

I relocated to Bristol in Spring 2014 with my photographer husband Mark and our three wonderful children, where I work as a BBC Horticultural Specialist (The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge; Gardeners' World, RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows). 

I offer garden design and planting consultations as well as writing for a variety of publications.

Mark Ashbee Photography

My talented husband is an experienced interiors, fashion and editorial photographer working all over the UK and abroad.

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