After leaving school, Nikki studied Art and Design, followed by Fine Art, at Cardiff, but longed for the university holidays when she worked as an assistant gardener at Highgrove for His Majesty The King Charles, then HRH Prince of Wales.
She went on to study Organic Horticulture at Pershore College and Worcester University, followed by botanical travels to southern Africa, south-western China and alpine Italy. Later, she found fulfilling gardening roles at Sting’s Lake House, The Abbey House Malmesbury and leading designer Anoushka Hempel’s Cole Park.
Nikki rose through the ranks to become head gardener in a large Cotswold garden, and now specialises in creating beautiful, functional and wildlife-friendly gardens.
She has a particular interest in organic fruit, vegetable and flower production and has an all-consuming passion for topiary! Nikki loves sharing her passion and gives regular talks to gardening groups both in real life and online via Zoom.