Pumpkin Beth is a horticulturist and garden writer, she lives in the UK. Beth is a gardening evangelist, she has a keen interest in encouraging others to garden, and to appreciate, look after and protect the beautiful world in which we are so lucky to live. Beth is an organic gardener, she believes in creating a natural balance, working with nature within the garden, Beth is very much opposed to any form of slug pellets. Beth has a passionate interest in all aspects of gardening, she is particularly interested in conservation, gardening for wildlife, edible gardening, terrarium gardening, growing cut flowers, as well as trialling plants and garden products. Beth is a vegetable enthusiast, she enjoys growing a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers.
Beth is a Fellow of the National Vegetable Society. She is the Programme, Visits, and Events Secretary for The National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association, where Beth also works as a member of the committee. Beth is a council and committee member for the Surrey Horticultural Federation. Beth is the Programme & Visits Secretary for Thursley Horticultural Society, where she is also a member of the committee.
Beth is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Plant Heritage, The Garden Media Guild, Ewhurst Horticultural Society, Milford Horticultural Society, Thursley Horticultural Society, The Surrey Guild of Judges and Lecturers, Butterfly Conservation, The Daffodil Society, The Mid Southern Daffodil Group, The National Primula & Auricula Society, The National Sweet Pea Society, The National Vegetable Society, and The Orchid Society of Great Britain. Beth is a friend of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and of Loseley Park.
Beth has previously worked for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at Wisley, reviewing and editing digital photographs of RHS plant trials. Beth is a previous organiser of Godalming in Bloom, and she has also worked for Milford Horticultural Society.
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