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.