Peta "Bunny" Guinness (née Ellis; born December 1955) 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. 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.
Her father was Squadron Leader Peter William Ellis, DFC and her mother Barbara Helen Stockitt (née Austin). She married Kevin Michael Rundell Guinness in 1976, a member of the Guinness brewing family. Her mother and cousin both run plant nurseries and her uncle is the rose breeder David C.H. Austin. Her daughter, Unity, is, as of 2010[update], a student of landscape architecture. Her son, Freddie, decided to pursue a different path and is studying medicine at St. George's College, University of London.
Bunny is a nickname given by her family; as a baby her dark eyes made her resemble a currant bun.
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