Chris Crowder has been the Head Gardener at Levens since 1986. Vivian Russell is a writer and photographer. Her books include Monet's Garden, Monet's Water Lilies, Monet's Landscapes and Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens.
'People visiting Levens for the first time are dazzled by the topiary and the variety of plants. To the visitor, it's a garden of dramatic visual treats.' Vivian Russell, The Times; 'One of the top ten gardens in the UK.' Monty Don, The Observer