Wendy Darby is a qualified teacher, garden designer and crafter. She has had a varied and eclectic career, both nationally and internationally, which she draws upon for her crafting and making ideas. Her designs for gardens and crafts encompass the phrase ‘inspired by the Garden’ in almost everything she undertakes. Now settled in East Sussex she enjoys sharing her interests with others.
Juliet Sargeant is a multi-award-winning garden designer and television gardener. Juliet has also taught garden and planting design for over 20 years. She is qualified in adult education and is well known for her informal, inspiring and informative teaching style.
Juliet founded the Sussex Garden School in order to share her passion for all things garden and to de-mystify the subject, enabling people to get to know their gardens better.
When she is not teaching at the Sussex Garden School, Juliet runs her busy design practice from Hurstpierpoint in West Sussex and participates in programmes such as Gardeners World, Gardeners Question Time and the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show television coverage.
Samantha Matthews is a gardener and chef. After many years of travelling in Europe and South America she has developed her own unique flavours and style of fusion cooking. Sam is a master of experimenting with flavours from plants. She runs ‘Tasty Garden Talks’ for The Sussex garden School, where she introduces our visitors to unusual foods from the garden.