Plant History


Maggie Campbell-Culver is a garden and plant historian, writer, lecturer, a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a founder member of the chartity 'Plant Heritage'.

With a keen interest in the history and origins of plants introduced to Britian, she has worked on a number of gardens in Sussex and Cornwall and was the Garden conservationist at Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester where she now resides.
Maggie undertook the garden and landscape restoration of Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall overlooking the great harbour of Plymouth Sound. Maggie was one of the contributing editors of both ‘The Oxford Companion to the Garden’ and the ‘Handbook on Management of Historic Parks, Gardens and Landscapes’ for English Heritage (now Historic England). She has contributed to the Insight Guide ‘Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland’ and writes articles for the Eden Project Friends magazine.

Maggie has had articles published in magazines such as Country Life, The Tablet, The Countryman, Cornwall Garden Society Journal, as well as the French magazine Britmag and, until recently relocating back to the UK, she contributed a monthly feature about the plants that grow in Brittany on “Radio Spotlight on Brittany”.

Maggie Campbell-Culver
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Organisations Maggie has advised or for which she has written.