David Squire trained as a horticulturist at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture in St. Albans, England, and at the Royal Horticulture Society, where he was awarded the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He has worked for many years as a gardening writer and editor, has contributed to numerous magazine and gardening partworks and is the author (or co-author) of more than 70 gardening and plant related books. These include The Garden, The Small Garden, The Healing Garden, The Scented Garden—which won the Quill and Trowel Award of the Garden Writers of America—and several volumes in New Holland’s “Specialist” gardening series. His most recent book is Successful Bonsai. He lives in West Sussex, England.