Sue Stuart-Smith

This prominent Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist took her degree in English literature at Cambridge before qualifying as a doctor and a psychiatrist. She teaches at The Tavistock Clinic in London and until recently worked for the National Health Service in Hertfordshire. She is married to Tom Stuart-Smith, the famous garden designer, and, over 25 years together, they have created the wonderful Barn Garden in Hertfordshire. Her book, The Well Gardened Mind analyses the relationship between gardening and mental health. She tells many stories of the transformative and nurturing effects of gardening on people in trouble, combining this with her professional knowledge of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as well as fascinating insights from recent discoveries in neuroscience.