Tony Russell was Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum for thirteen years until 2002, before leaving to become a BBC garden writer and broadcaster. He has presented several TV series including Roots and Shoots, Garden Trail and Britain's Great Trees. He is a regular on BBC Radio 4s Gardener's Question Time and has written eight books. He lives in the Cotswolds. His previous titles include Gardens to Visit 2010, Gardens to Visit 2011, The Cotswold's Finest Gardens and new title The Finest Gardens of the South West.