Plantswoman, Pamela Barden, studied Garden Design in 2002 at The English Gardening School based at the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Having already had a successful career in Graphic Design and management, Pamela decided to follow her heart after having children and move into the horticultural world. Having worked for Hilliers she received hands on experience of caring for plants and helped clients in selecting a palette of plants that would work together to suit their tastes and site conditions.

Pamela’s design style marries structure, texture and colour whilst using unusual varieties.

Pamela has been gardening for the last 17 years in Surrey and Kent and specialises in woodland plants and plants for shade, and has also managed an allotment. Having previously opened her garden locally for charity, she now opens for the National Garden Scheme.

In 2017 Pamela worked on the woodland planting of the Zoflora and Caudwell Children's Wild Garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, designed by landscape architects Adam White and Andree Davies of Davies White Ltd. The garden achieved a RHS Gold medal, Best in Show Tudor Award and People's Choice Award.

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need"