Kate is a passionate kitchen gardener, writer, graphic artist and designer. Her own beautiful garden on the Yarra River in Alphington, Melbourne, has been included in Australia's Open Garden Scheme to great acclaim. Kate combines a passion for perennials with a love of heirloom vegetables and commitment to bush revegetation. She designs gardens to be beautiful, functional and sustainable, and is a firm believer in making gardens to 'live, play and learn in'. In recent years she has worked with her partner, landscape designer Philip Stray, on residential and commercial plans and designs. She has written for The Age and other gardening publications. Kitchen Gardens of Australia is her first book.