Hello, thanks for visiting. I’m Nic, a nature and garden writer based in Hertfordshire, UK.
I’ve been in love with nature and words since childhood. After an MA in English (focusing on narrative and the scientific zeitgeist) and 12 years teaching, I retrained in horticulture and garden design with the RHS and Capel Manor College. I enjoy writing about all aspects of plants, nature, conservation and the environment, and I curate the UK Peat Free Nurseries List.
I’m a Guardian Country Diarist and I work as a freelance writer for magazines including BBC Wildlife, Gardeners’ World and the RHS The Garden. I’m a member of the Society of Authors and the Garden Media Guild. I’m currently writing a book exploring the ways we engage with the wild in the everyday landscape.
I love cooking with food from the garden, allotment and hedgerows. I’ve been foraging for ingredients since I was a child and have wonderful memories of scouring the Welsh lanes and mountains for hazelnuts, blackberries and bilberries. I was diagnosed with coeliac disease nearly a decade ago and now run a gluten free kitchen, so growing my own food plays a key role in making tasty meals for the family.