Jennifer Wilkinson is an Australian freelance writer and gardener living on a self-sufficient farm in Dargo, Victoria, where she has developed her practical horticultural expertise growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. She has written six books on gardening and horticulture, and has been the editor of Australian Nutgrower, the nut industry journal, as well as a regular contributor of articles and photographs to the Age gardening sections. Jennifer has been a consultant on numerous DK Books. Alan Buckingham has over twenty five years' experience in illustrated publishing. He is a freelance writer, editor, gardener and photographer, and commissioning editor of books on digital art, photography and design, and has been taking photographs for almost 40 years. In the 1990s, he was a pioneer in the early days of digital imaging, multimedia, and internet publishing. Alan lives in Hampton Wick, Surrey, UK.