David founded the literary gardening journal Hortus in 1987 and continues as its editor. He is the author of several books, including Over the Hills from Broadway: Images of Cotswold Gardens, and the editor of several anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Garden Writing. In 2009 he was awarded the RHS Gold Veitch Medal in recognition of services given in the advancement of science and practice of horticulture.
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