Helen Dillon is revered as one of the most skilled and perceptive gardeners of our time. Much sought after as an author, broadcaster, and garden consultant, she travels worldwide. Helen has lived in Ireland with her husband Val for the past thirty-eight years, where her garden in Dublin is open to the public and has been featured in magazines worldwide. She has taken extensive plant expeditions to places such as Nepal, Patagonia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China and has lectured widely in the UK and the United States. In 1999 Helen was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in England and in 2003 the George Robert White Medal of Honor of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In 2004 she was made a Distinguished Counsellor to the Board of the New York Botanical Garden. When she is not gardening or traveling, Helen enjoys dealing antiques, reading, and cooking on Sandford Road.