Maureen Little, MA, is a gardener, herb enthusiast, plantswoman and beekeeper. She received has a formal qualification in Garden Design but she acquired a number of horticultural skills from her father who owned a successful market garden and plant nursery in Sussex. She has lectured at University level, and is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and the UK Herb Society. She has given talks at The Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden at Wisley. She has contributed to the Herb Society's journal, and has spoken at Society events in London and Stratford upon Avon.