Bunny Guinness

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Bunny Guinness, 2011.

Bunny Guinness is a chartered landscape architect, journalist and radio personality who is a regular panellist on the long running BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardener's Question Time.[1] She also writes a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph. She presented The Great Garden Challenge on Channel 4 in 2005.

Guinness gained a BSc honours degree in horticulture at Reading University, followed by qualifying as a landscape architect at Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University). She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in 2009.[2][3]

She exhibits regularly at the Chelsea Flower Show, where she has won six gold medals.[4] Her core business, Bunny Guinness Landscape Design Limited, is based near Peterborough in central England.[5]

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Guinness is her married name; her husband is a member of the Guinness brewing family.[6] Her mother and cousin both run plant nurseries and her uncle is the rose breeder David C.H. Austin.[7] Her daughter, Unity, is, as of 2010, a student of landscape architecture.[8] Her son, Freddie, decided to pursue a different path and is studying medicine at St. George's College, University of London.

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