Wildlife Garden book has won the Practical Gardening Book of The Year award for 2008, voted by the Garden Writer's Guild. --Anness Publishing
About the Author
Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, in England. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland's Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew where she carried out research projects to encourage beneficial insects within ornamental gardens. Christine has worked in many different areas of horticulture and has held two head gardenships at Askham Bryan College in York and Otley College in Suffolk. Michael Lavelle is a committed environmentalist and a firm believer that nature provides the best model for any garden design. A keen observer of nature since his early childhood in Lancashire, he believes that this natural model combined with a commonsense approach to horticulture is the key to organic success. Michael studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College in York and environmental management at Wye College in Kent. He worked as a professional landscaper before starting a career as a horticultural lecturer in the early 1990s. Michael has designed and constructed several educational exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show, achieving prestigious gold medals in 1999 and 2003. He currently works as a senior lecturer in landscape management at Writtle College in Chelmsford.