Nikki Applewhite

Bunny Guinness and the Sunday Telegraph

I first met Bunny at one of her lectures on garden design in the north of the County. As well as feeling reassured that I was working on the right lines, she was wonderfully liberal with her advice and information.

So you can imagine my delight when I had a phone call from a dear friend, Jane Pruden (freelance writer and editor) to join her and Bunny for supper, to talk about the great Capability Brown. We never drew breath; Brown and his charm for the ladies, attacking bindweed and worries of the proposed banning of glyphosate……I had to steel myself to stop interrupting all the time!

It was a delight to see Bunny’s garden, and I was staggered at how much of the work she still does herself.

Bunny was very interested in our progress at Belvoir; the monumental task ahead and our achievements so far. Thus, the article was born.

A big thank you to Bunny and also my dear friend Jane who always champions my work!

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A new member of the team

We’re back! Due to workload (which is lovely) I’m afraid the blog updates have been somewhat lacking! However, due to this conundrum we have exciting news. Emmy Shelton who has been helping us periodically over the last few years has now joined the team permanently. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (Hons) in Horticulture, Emmy will design new gardens and help restore and maintain our existing gardens.


At her graduation with her sisters.

As well as her horticultural expertise Emmy is modernising the Applewhite Garden Design practice; at last I have someone to help me with the vagaries of Computer technology. I will no longer have our IT expert telling me the problem is ‘PICNIC’ (problem in chair, not in computer)!

Welcome Emmy….