Ian Hodgson has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and award-winning writer, author and show and plant trial judge. A former editor of The Garden magazine (published by the Royal Horticultural Society) he is currently Editor at Large for Garden News and Garden Answers magazines. After training at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew he qualified as a landscape architect. Ian lives and gardens in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. His first book with Frances Lincoln was Great Garden Design, published in association with the Society of Garden Designers. New Wild Garden won the Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year award at the prestigious Garden Media Guild Awards in 2016.
John Brookes has often been described as the world's most influential garden designer both because of gardens he has created for clients and his books on garden design have been multi-million sellers ever since his ground-breaking classic 'Room Outside' was published in 1969. He is Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers, has made several appearances on BBC's Gardener's World and runs the Clock House School of Garden Design in the UK in addition to his world-renowned lecturing and workshop tours. John Brookes lives in Denmans, Southern England.