Jo Moore worked for 21 years for the National Trust, her last post being Curator for Cornwall. When she left in 2011 she became Curator for Wheal Martyn, the china clay museum just outside St Austell in Cornwall, and, in 2015, Collections Coordinator for the Cornwall Museums Partnership. Jo also works part-time in a second-hand and antiquarian bookshop in Fowey. Simon Akeroyd is the Gardens Manager for the National Trust English Riviera portfolio in Devon. He has previously managed gardens at National Trust Polesden Lacey and RHS Wisley and Harlow Carr. He has written 12 gardening books, including The Good Gardener, Shrubs and Small Trees, and Vegetables for Gourmet Gardeners, and regularly writes for national gardening magazines.