Alice Harman

Alice Harman spent her early childhood growing up in the wild foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa before relocating at the age of ten to her mothers family’s estate in the rugged highlands of north eastern Scotland. It was in these historical gardens, where the fist plant hunter for Kew, Frances Masson, served his horticultural apprenticeship, that Alice discovered her love of plants and the natural world. This deep enthusiasm stayed constant throughout an 11 year career as cabin staff. It wasn’t until after Alice’s children started school that she was able to realise her passion for botanical painting by attending a part time course at Plumpton Agricultural College in 1996 under Moya Davern. Alice was asked to take over teaching at Plumpton … Continue reading Alice Harman