Tracy Foster's Story
Staying active Tracy Foster began gardening when she was just seven years old, claiming a little section of her parents’ garden. Since then she has turned her childhood love into a highly successful and fulfilling career – creating some beautiful, memorable and purposeful gardens.
She holds a degree in Plant Biology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a Diploma in Garden Design from the Institute of Garden Design. She is also a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and still finds time to give talks, run courses and workshops in garden design as well as acting as a mentor for the Society of Garden Designers.
During her career she has won numerous awards for her garden designs including a Gold Medal and People’s Choice Award for Best Small Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2014 and the Chelsea Gold Medal and People’s Choice Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
And if this does not keep her busy enough, Tracy also writes articles, has made TV appearances and spoken as a garden expert on local radio. She lives in Leeds, West Yorkshire and is part of a wonderful community gardening group in which both retired and working volunteers bring a wealth of creativity and practical skills to encourage others to enjoy gardening.