The Friends of St Andrew’s is proud to Anne Swithinbank, horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster, and currently a regular panellist for BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time.
Always fascinated by plants and the natural world, Anne Swithinbank grew up in North Kent and trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. After working as Foreman Propagator for Epsom and Ewell Parks Department and then Glasshouse Supervisor at RHS Wisley, she went freelance to tackle small landscaping projects, pruning and consultancy for private clients.
Writing and broadcasting work gradually took over and she is best known for being a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time since 1994. Anne has written and contributed to many books, notably The Conservatory Gardener and The Greenhouse Gardener and writes regularly for several magazines. Her garden in Colyford is best described as a productive and wildlife-friendly workshop.
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