There is no garden without a story
Naomi Slade is a writer, editor, author and photographer whose work is an almost continual presence in national gardening and lifestyle magazines and newspaper weekend sections. She is a regular radio guest and has contributed to Radio 4’s ‘Broadcasting House’ Sunday morning magazine programme. Naomi also has supplied content to websites in the UK and US and has a column in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life magazine.
Naomi has worked in the gardening media since 1999, initially organising award-winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and managing an extensive events portfolio for Which? Gardening Magazine. Since striking out on her own over ten years ago, she has worked on magazine editorial teams and, as a guest contributor, has written numerous features on all aspects of gardening, environment and lifestyle. She has covered gardens in France as well as the UK and has had a series on her own productive gardening experiment in Kitchen Garden Magazine.
Her first solo book, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops, Timber Press 2014, received excellent reviews. A second book on orchard gardening, to be published by Green Books, is in the pipeline for 2016, for which Naomi will be supplying both text and photographs.
Her interests include plants, people, botany, environment and design and Naomi addresses these subjects with clarity and confidence to produce fresh, readable material. Brought up in Bristol and rural Wales Naomi started gardening young. She nurtured a passion for natural history and the environment and studied Biology at York University. While lab work never appealed, the grounding in ecology, plant physiology and biochemistry remains useful on an almost daily basis.
Some Career Highlights