I hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m delighted to start off the week by featuring an interview with nursery grower Claire Austin.
When did you start your business?
The business as it is now – Claire Austin Hardy Plants – started in 1999 as a breakaway part of David Austin Roses, where I had been running the Hardy Plant side since 1984.
I studied illustration at college, but growing up in a family of plantsmen (my aunt was running a successful nursery, and my father was busily creating his English roses), I always loved plants and especially herbaceous perennials.… Read more