Jenny Steel was born in Oxford and has been passionate about Wildlife Gardening since she found a hawk-moth caterpillar in her parents' garden more than 50 years ago! She is now a Plant Ecologist and Author specialising in Wildlife Gardening and has written eleven books on wildflower gardening and wildlife gardening. She is a tutor in adult education, a gardener, photographer and former wildflower nursery owner, with more than 25 years experience of writing about and teaching wildlife gardening, organic gardening and natural history topics. She has appeared on a variety of television programmes including Gardener's World, Horizon, The Oxford Channel and The Natural World. She was also a guest presenter on the BBC2 programme How Does Your Garden Grow. As well as writing books she has written for many national magazines and newspapers.
She now lives and works in South Shropshire where she has created a two acre wildlife garden. She runs one-day courses on Wildlife Gardening and Making Wildflower Meadows. She has a website at www.jennysteel.co.uk