Writing and Editing

Barbara writes and edits extensively for various media and publishers on a variety of subjects. She specialises in botanical, horticultural, and cultural-culinary topics, and in complementary health and healing. Here are some examples of her writing:

Status Prive, magazine of Le Meridien hotel/resort
A Bishop's Bouquet
Little and Luscious
Whispers of the Land
Apollo's Sacred Trees

Living in Cyprus Property & Home
A Floral Tapestry
Blooming Marvellous
Glorious Springtime in Cyprus
It's All Greek to Me
Gardening Cyprus Style
Heavy Heat of Summer
March Hare

The Grapevine
Lunch in Limassol

Living in Greece Property & Home
Ancient Lands
Gardens in the Sun

Gardens Illustrated
The Perfect Prune
Floating Assets




Nymphaea, illustrated presentation. 'Passions in Botany' lecture series, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (founded 1824, with Royal approval). (2/2008)

‘Creating, Coordinating and Documenting a National Collection of Aquatic Plants’, illustrated presentation.† 19th Annual Lotus Exhibition and 4th International Lotus Symposium, China. (7/2005)

‘Water Gardens and Aquatic Plants’ illustrated talk and demonstration. Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation, Santa Barbara, California, USA. (2001 and 2002)

‘Water Gardens and Aquatic Plants’, illustrated presentation. Southern California Horticulture Society, California, USA (2001)

‘Water Gardens and Aquatic Plants, one-day practical course.  Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley, UK (4/1999 and 5/2000)

‘Practical Water Gardening’ and ‘Gardens without Irrigation’, illustrated presentations to diverse Cyprus-based charitable and social groups (1999-present)

‘The Royal Horticultural Society Practical Guide to Water Gardens' video (Two Four Productions). Winner of UK Garden Writers' Guild Best Video award, international best selling video of the RHS Practical Guide series and selected training video for UK horticultural college training courses.


Barbara has also contributed to these publications:
Cyprus Weekly
Cyprus Sunday Mail
The Mail on Sunday
Garden Answers