Christine Pritchard comes from Somerset. She worked as an under-gardener at Showerings in Shepton Mallet before going to horticultural college.

In 1987 she returned to Somerset and started her landscape design business, and to date has completed more than 2000 designs.

She has an MA in environmental policy and management from the University of the West of England, where her dissertation was on landscaping barn conversions.

After her success at Chelsea Flower Show, she worked on the "Roots and Shoots" gardening series for HTV.

She also lectures at the University of Bristol and Stoke Lodge, Bristol, in horticulture and garden design.

Christine Pritchard, garden designer, in her garden near Bristol in Somerset