Val is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer.
Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and many others and has been awarded the Garden Media Journalist of the Year. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley. Her website can be found at www.valbourne.co.uk.
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