Ethne Clarke is a garden writer and lecturer. She launched her career as a bestselling author by collaborating with Rosemary Verey on The Scented Garden. She has since written six books, including English Country Gardens and the award-winning Art of the Kitchen Garden. An Associate of the Institute of Horticulture, she is known internationally as a writer and lecturer on garden history and design, and is a regular contributor to gardening journals and magazines. She lives in Texas, USA. Clive Nichols, author and photographer of The RHS Guide to Photographing Plants and Gardens, was the 1993 Garden Writers' Guild Photographer of the Year and in 1994 won the Guild Award for the Best Specialist Gardening Book.