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Sandra Lawrence
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Sandra Lawrence

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I've been a freelance writer for the past 23 years, writing for all the broadsheets and many, many magazines and websites, including The Times, Telegraph, The English Garden, LandScape, Homes & Gardens, Garden News, Modern Gardens, Country Life, Britain and British Heritage, for whom I've been a columnist for ten years. I also spent eleven years at the BBC. The Witch's Garden series, for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew discusses the folklore of plants. The Witch's Garden covers folklore of plants,, The Magic of Mushrooms, fungi, The Witch's Forest, trees. My 'magnum opus', however, is a new biography of Edwardian plantswoman Ellen Willmott, Miss Willmott's Ghosts, published in May 2022. Ellen still consumes me and I continue to recover her papers after their 'miracle' discovery in a basement in 2019. discusses matters I was unable to fit into the biography.

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My urban allotment is high on Greenwich Hill in South East London, overlooking Canary Wharf. My home garden, in a small Victorian terrace, is secluded, part formal, part loosely planted. Interests outside gardening include swing dancing, film noir, folklore, femmes fatales, magic lanterns and Arthurian legend. Not necessarily in that order.


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