Johnson Pamela

London has been my home for thirty years but I grew up in a semi rural area of West Lancashire. I was introduced to growing plants from an early age by my parents, who were knowledgeable gardeners, producing fruit and vegetables for their large family. I also had a natural talent for drawing and painting which led me to attend Art College where I gained an honours degree in graphic design. After leaving college I went to London to work as a film animator and spent twelve years working on TV commercials and feature films, but during this time I also became an obsessive gardener. In 1990, just four years after moving into my house in South West London I opened my garden for charity through the prestigious National Gardens Scheme and still continue opening most years. In fact, it was opening my garden to the public which helped me decide on a change of career.