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Areta Bingham lives in Syracuse, UT. She has been tole-painting for 23 years and owns her own craft shop, Country Pleasures. She teaches and travels to all the major conventions to display and sell her creations. She is married with five sons. For the past two years, she has been a designer for Chapelle Ltd.
Monty Don is the main presenter of BBC-TV's Gardener's World. He is one of the UK's most respected gardeners and gardening writers. He has been gardening correspondent for the Observer since 1994 and is at the forefront of the environmental and organic gardening debate.
Melanie Eclare is one of Britain's leading garden photographers. She has photographed three previous books and has contributed illustrated features to all the major home interest magazines. She cooperated with her husband Tom Petherick on HELIGAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE LOST GARDENS.
Born 1937. After National Service in the RAF spent 30 years in marketing for multinational business equipment companies before taking early retirement and moving to Cornwall in search of a more relaxed life.
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Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Alan Paton Award. He is also the author of THE BOER WAR, THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS and THE YEAR OF LIBERTY. He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. He plants trees both for profit and ornament.
Tom Petherick is an acclaimed author and broadcaster and led the gardening team that undertook the stunning restoration of the lost Gardens of Heligan. He took responsibility for the productive gardens at Heligan 1993-6 before becoming a commercial, organic market gardener and consultant. He was lured back to Heligan to help the horticultural team and is now through his journalism and book writing helping to promote the garden.
HRH Prince of Wales
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Tim Smit was born in 1954 in Scheveningen, Holland, and educated in the UK. After graduating from Durham University he worked as a county archaeologist before spending ten years as a record producer and composer, successful in Europe, the USA and Japan.
In 1987 he and his family moved to Cornwall where, with John Nelson, he was to discover Heligan.
The Prince of Wales describes how he spent eleven years turning his Cotswold estate into a model of environmentally benign farming and gardening. He also describes how his gardens have been conceived, developed and planted.