My name is Emma and I love gardens.
Two years before I was born my parents set up a specialist herb nursery in a walled
garden on the edge of Hadrian’s Wall. It was a wild and colourful garden, described
once as “controlled chaos”, perfectly suited to it’s surroundings in the rugged Northumbrian
countryside. Whilst I was a toddler, I sat in my play-
In 2003 I went to Edinburgh University to study psychology with biology. Slowly,
my innate love for nature and gardening started to seep in to my thinking, and I
decided to go study Environmental Psychology at Surrey University. For my Msc thesis,
I looked at the psychological benefits of green roofs and 2 years ago I embarked
on a part-
But I not only wanted to understand how gardens promote well-
I am also a garden writer and photographer, sharing my passion for gardening through articles for the English Garden, Edible garden and Amateur Gardening magazines.