James Bolton is a garden designer and historian who set up his garden design business in 1992 following time spent with the Direction des Parcs et Jardins in Paris and two years as head gardener at the Old Rectory, Farnborough.  Since then, he has been involved with a specialist perennial plant nursery and designed gardens throughout England, in the US and Portugal. James Bolton lectures extensively on garden history to NADFAS and elsewhere.  He was Faculty Director of Design History at the Inchbald School of Design.