Stephanie Donaldson

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Stephanie Donaldson
Subjectorganic methods
Notable workThe Elements of Organic Gardening

Stephanie Donaldson is an editor and garden author specializing in organic methods, and her expertise in organic gardening led to her co-authoring the Prince of Wales’s book The Elements of Organic Gardening – Prince Charles, the Royal Gardener, released by Kales Press in March 2007.[1][2]


Donaldson's grandfather introduced her to gardening at age 5,[3] and she went on to become one of the first participants in WWOOF.[4]


She has written 71 books with gardening titles including a book she co-wrote with the Prince of Wales.[5] This book, The Elements of Organic Gardening (2007) include outlining techniques for organic gardening which can be scaled down for any sized garden.[6] The book is illustrated with full-color photographs.[7] Much of her work centers on organic gardening[8] and the New York Times writes that "On the whole the book supports the argument for going organic."[2]

Earlier books, Country Containers (1999) and Dried Flower Gifts: Creating Decorative Arrangements (1995) were well reviewed by Library Journal.[9][10]

Other contributions[edit]

She is the contributing gardens editor of Country Living magazine (appointed April 2000)[11] and writes a garden blog.[12][13]

Donaldson is a trustee at Gardening for Disabled Trust.[14]


  1. ^ "The Elements of Organic Gardening". 4 September 2007 – via
  2. ^ a b Elliott, Charles (23 August 2007). "Organic Looks Easy, if You've Got a Royal Staff". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Green scene: Lynne Allbutt". walesonline. 22 April 2011.
  4. ^ "45th birthday: one of the first WWOOFers reflects | WWOOF UK".
  5. ^ "The Elements of Organic Gardening". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Poquette, Bonnie L. (2007). "The Elements of Organic Gardening". Library Journal. 132 (13): 108 – via EBSCOhost.
  7. ^ Melchior, Caleb (December 2007). "Book Review – The Elements of Organic Gardening by HRH the Prince of Wales". Retrieved 1 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Stephanie Donaldson". Garden Drum. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  9. ^ O'Brien, Sue (1999). "Book Reviews: Science & Technology". Library Journal. 124 (13): 126 – via EBSCOhost.
  10. ^ Fairchild, Constand Ashmo (May 1995). "Book Reviews: Arts & Humanities". Library Journal. 120 (8): 92 – via EBSCOhost.
  11. ^ Benady, Alex. "MEDIA BRIEFS: Gregory and Donaldson join Country Living".
  12. ^ Donaldson, Stephanie. "Featured Articles". Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  13. ^ "How to grow perfect tomatoes". Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Introducing our tremendous Trustees".

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