Before turning to writing, Stephen Anderton worked as a professional gardener for over two decades. Perhaps best known for his column in The Times, which has won first prize in the Garden Writers’ Guild awards three times, he also writes regular columns for Garden Inspirations, Garden Answers and Greenfingers.com and contributes to Gardens Illustrated, Country Life, The Garden and the American magazine Horticulture. In 2000, his column in Garden Inspirations won him the Inspirational Garden Writer of the Year award.
His published books include STEPHEN ANDERTON’S GARDEN ANSWERS and REJUVENATING A GARDEN, which was voted Best Practical Gardening Book of the Year 1998. He is the presenter of ITV’s series BRITAIN’S BEST BACK GARDENS, and a talented writer and performer of ‘gardening’ cabaret songs. His new book, LIVES OF THE GREAT GARDENERS, was published in October 2016 by Thames and Hudson. He lives near Cambridge.