Michael Cooke has been designing gardens since 1983. Shortly after completing his studies in horticulture he purchased a nursery specialising in rare and unusual plants, before opening a boutique garden centre. Today he focuses solely on design. He and his team have undertaken commissions around Australia and internationally; for example, at Bath in the UK, reworking a beautiful historic garden surrounding a 13th century priory. Michael has been garden editor for Marie Claire Lifestyle, and written for many other magazines (including Gardens Illustrated) and newspapers. He and his gardens have been featured on several television gardening programs.