Sue Fisher began her career in commercial horticulture, training at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and going on to spend ten years in the nursery and garden centre industry. For much of this period she was a buyer for the Frosts group of garden centres and landscapers, winner of many top industry awards, which gave her a superb in-depth knowledge of the world of garden plants.
In 1990 Sue struck out on her own as a garden writer and designer. The BBC spotted Sue’s passion for her subject and commissioned her first book within a year, and her features in the press won her the coveted Garden Writers’ Guild trade press writer of the year. Her published work spans ten books of her own, contributions to a number of others with top gardeners including Alan Titchmarsh and Carol Klein, and a wealth of articles in newspapers and gardening magazines. Sue has broadcast on radio and TV and has lectured to many audiences, from garden clubs and societies to tour groups – the most challenging location being on board the QE2 in a Force 9 gale!
Sue’s designs have transformed numerous private gardens, with planting styles from contemporary to cottage garden. With memories of discovering her own love of gardening, she also advises schools on garden management and design.
Sue now lives in Devon, where she is currently transforming a half-acre plot above the Tamar Valley into a garden haven, using a contemporary approach to wildlife and sustainable gardening design. www.suefishergardens.co.uk