Noel Kingsbury is a well-known designer, commentator, and writer
on plants, gardens, landscape, and the environment. His doctorate
in horticultural ecology from the University of Sheffield focused
on the selection and management of ornamental perennials and he is
still engaged in active research in this field. Noel is interested
in combining natives and non-natives in ecological planting schemes
and a passionate advocate for sustainable plant combinations that
require minimal intervention from the gardener. He trials plants
and gardens at his home on the border between England and Wales and
Jo Whitworth is an award-winning photographer based in the UK.
Her inspirational images feature in a wide range of books and
magazines. While taking photographs for this book, she discovered
the original seedbeds where Victorian breeders conducted their
trials, found colonies of wild daffodils alive and well in British
meadows, and photographed contemporary breeders at work across the
British Isles from Cornwall to Scotland.