My name is Non Morris. I am a garden designer based in South London and Suffolk and I write about gardens. I am interested in the close observation of plants – both in a garden context and in the wild – and in applying this knowledge intensively to create gardens that are comfortable and enriching places to be all year round.
I have always had a strong visual focus to my work. My background is in art history and film and television. The Dahlia Papers is a journal of what I am looking at and thinking about – it is about plants and gardens but also about art, photography, design, architecture and the environment. I aim to write a post every month.
I was delighted to feature in Francine Raymond’s Telegraph Piece The Gardening Bloggers You Should Be Following in March 2016, in Condé Naste South Africa’s House and Garden feature The Online Gardeners October 2016 and in Rachel de Thame’s piece on her favourite social media sites in the-sunday-times January 2017
I design gardens with a strong focus on thoughtful and atmospheric planting all over the UK with my design partner, Helen Fraser – our website is http://www.fraserandmorris.com.
As a specialist garden writer, I contribute to Country Life, Gardens Illustrated Magazine, House and Garden, The Guardian and The Telegraph. I have taken part in podcasts such as The Guardian’s Sow, Grow, Repeat, on the best gardening books of 2015, and Peter Seabrook’s This Week in the Garden: Cymbidiums and Brussels Sprouts.
I am involved in the care and future of Fullers Mill, a seven acre plantsman’s garden in the heart of the King’s Forest, Suffolk, created over the past fifty years by Bernard Tickner who has gifted the garden to the charity Perennial
Photograph by Marianne Majerus