CAROL KLEIN is a lifelong plant lover and gardener. She trained as a fine artist and worked as a teacher before setting up her own nursery. She began exhibiting at Royal Horticultural Society shows in 1990, and has since won gold medals at Hampton Court, Westminster and Malvern, and six medals at Chelsea. She has co-presented BBC Gardeners’ World since 2005, written several books about gardening, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian and BBC Gardens Illustrated.