Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld
Gardens Illustrated|February 2018

Known collectively as The Land Gardeners, friends Bridget (left) and Henrietta are fast establishing a reputation for their walled garden designs and impressive cut flowers – as well as their passion for compost

 Earliest garden memory We both have similar memories of running mud pie factories and conducting the herbaceous borders as if each of the plants were part of an orchestra.

Who has inspired your career?

Beatrix Havergal – a brilliant horticulturist and passionate educator, who founded Waterperry School of Horticulture in 1932; Lady Eve Balfour a British farmer, educator and organic gardening pioneer and a founding figure in the organic movement; Vita Sackville-West for her love of abundance and wild fun, and Nancy Lancaster for a bit of glamour.

How did you meet and what sparked your idea of working  together?

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