My passion for plants and their uses has its origins in my grandmother's potager where at 18 months I discovered that strawberries grew on plants and didn't just appear in their refrigerated glory on my plate.
Gardens, their design and maintenance drove me from my native shores to England, and have taken me on a journey from Lambeth Palace to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Chelsea Flower Show, and many private gardens beyond these shores.
More than three years studying and working at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew took an interest in ethnobotany to another level. Working with government bodies and international NGOs, I've researched botanical business diversifications and their economic benefits for local communities.
Five years spent as In-house Botanist for the renowned natural skincare brand Liz Earle Beauty Co. has honed my expertise in the area of botanicals for beauty and the tremendous benefits they can have for skin. I'm driven by the difference plants can make at the core of products - for the skin, for the communities growing ingredients and for the planet.