For many years I specialised in writing about the cultural history of gardens in Italy. Garden writing proved be a transferable skill and I have also published books and articles about gardens in Japan, Portugal, Wales, England and the Caribbean. I am a contributor to numerous magazines, including Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Country Life and Hortus, and I also write regularly for The World of Interiors.
I lecture both at home and abroad, and design and leads tours to gardens all over the world. As a consultant fellow of the Royal Literary Fund I teach academic writing in universities. I also work with Open Ground Writing to deliver writing workshops in unusual outdoor spaces .