Maggie Campbell-Culver is a garden and plant historian, and a Fellow of The Linnean Society. She has worked on a number of gardens in Sussex and Cornwall, and was the Garden Conservationist at Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester. In Cornwall Maggie undertook the garden and landscape restoration of Mount Edgcumbe. In September 2001 after five years of research she published The Origin of Plants, a chronology of the plants and people who have shaped Britain’s garden history from the earliest times. The book was short-listed for a Guild of Garden Writers Award, and the paperback edition was published in Spring 2004. Maggie is one of the editors of the new edition of The Oxford Companion to the Garden (2006), and has contributed to the Insight Guide Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland (2004). She is a contributor to English Heritage Handbook on Management of Historic Parks, Gardens and Landscapes (2007) and A Celebration of John Evelyn (2007). She is a frequent contributor to the Eden Project Friends magazine, and has had articles published in magazines such as: Country Life , The Tablet as well as the French magazine Britmag. A Passion for Trees, the Legacy of John Evelyn (2006) is Maggie’s second book. This focuses on Evelyn’s 1664 ‘Sylva A Discourse of Forest Trees and commemorates the tercentenary of Evelyn’s death. A keynote lecture was given to the Linnean Society (May 2006), as well as to the NCCPG, Surrey Gardens Trust, and the Eden Project. Maggie is a consultant to Lewes District Council for their project on the John Evelyn Heritage Centre at Southover Grange.
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