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Elaine Fraser-Gausden
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Elaine Fraser-Gausden

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An Arts graduate and retired A-Level Classics teacher, I write a popular weekly gardening blog with my two sisters at http;// . I have also several articles published in gardening magazines including Garden Answers. I am lucky enough to have two gardens, one in Eastbourne, East Sussex and the other in western Normandy. I have a particular interest in perennials, roses and colour management in a garden. I gained the RHS Level 2 cert in horticulture in 2000. In 2020, I ran a series of daily blogs to help first-time vegetable growers with getting started on food-growing, during the first months of the pandemic. We have since turned these articles into a book.

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I open my courtyard garden in Eastbourne every summer for the NGS, and have done so for 22 years, since winning the Daily Mail Garden of the Year. I spend summers at our house in Normandy manoirlehot. com , which we have owned since 2006. I have created and developed a large garden there which is now open every weekend through the summer months for the region's gardening association CotentinCoteJardins and for the Normandy tourist board.


Based in: Eastbourne
Distance willing to travel: 50 miles, but we can also give talks in Scotland (one of us lives there)
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: £100- £150 plus travel expenses

Talks: Gardening in England, Scotland or Normandy Running a gardening website together How to grow happy plants


Garden Flat
51 Carlisle Road
BN21 4JR
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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