RUTH CHIVERS BA MSGD Freelance writer & designer
Taming the neglected garden Ruth acquired developed into a passion for plants and gardens. Studying to become a garden designer combined an enduring interest in good design of all types with a love of plants and gardens.
Ruth has designed gardens in the UK and abroad since 1992. For 6 years she lived in northern California, where she worked as a garden designer, writer and lecturer. She is a Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), a Certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), and a member of the Garden Media Guild (GMG).
An RHS medal winner, her design work has ranged from show and theme gardens open to the public, to small gardens for brand new houses, to family gardens of all sizes in both the USA and UK. Other clients looking for ideas and inspiration to revive mature or neglected gardens have also found solutions from her consultations and reports.
Ruth is also a writer and has written articles about garden design for consumer gardening magazines as well as books, either as author or co-author. Topics include Small Gardens, Clematis and Meadows.