Susie is a writer, lecturer and photographer with a lifetime’s gardening experience
Susie has written eight gardening books and has her work regularly featured in the press. For twenty-three years she ran Chesters Walled Garden in Northumberland, leaving to create a garden for her Northumbrian cottage, which she uses as the basis for many of her articles including the Guardian’s Country Diary. Set in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a place in tune with the surrounding landscape, and Susie has evolved a distinctive, natural style of planting to suit. She is a member of the Garden Media Guild, the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and part of the Northumberland county team of the National Gardens Scheme.
Susie is a freelance garden writer, photographer and author. A lifelong and passionate gardener, she spent 23 years at Chesters Walled Garden on Hadrian’s Wall making it a place much loved by visitors.
Here she developed her free flowing planting style with its exuberant mix of herbs, wildflowers, childhood plants and unusual perennials.
Susie has been writing about gardens for the past thirty years, and her work has appeared in many magazines, including The English Garden, BBC Countryfile magazine, Garden Design Journal, Amateur Gardening and Garden News.