Baru saja mulai berselancar di dunia maya untuk mencari referensi tentang desain dan teknik menata taman, tak lama 'googling' pun mengarahkan penulis pada satu nama, Alice Bowe, seorang 'garden designer' muda dan cantik asal Inggris.
Sosoknya semakin menambah ketertarikan penulis pada dunia desain taman dan teknik berkebun.
Bayangkan wanita cerdas, cantik, serta pandai menata taman dan merawat kebun.
Whuups.. cukup sekian pujiannya, supaya tidak menjadi berhala-berhala kecil di dalam hati.
Berikut kutipan singkat profil Alice Bowe, yang diambil dari website-nya (http://www.alicebowe.co.uk/) dan Ensiklopedia bebas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Bowe)
Alice Bowe is an artist and garden designer with a passion for colour.
Bowe grew up in Dorking, Surrey before moving to the small village of Osgathorpe in Leicestershire at the age of 9.
After schooling at Loughborough High School in the East Midlands, Bowe trained in fine art at the Ruskin, Oxford University. She completed graduate studies in garden design and landscape architecture at the Oxford College of Garden Design.
Alice has been designing gardens since 2001 and continues to draw inspiration from all aspects of Art, Architecture and Design – painting with plants as well as paints in her exploration of colour and form.
Bowe was the winner of the BT Essence of an Entrepreneur award 2006 and a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Startups Awards in 2005.
Alice is also a renowned garden writer with a column in the Times and is a regular contributor to the Garden Design Journal and Gardens Illustrated. Her First book ‘The Greener Garden’ will be published in the Spring with Timber Press.
Alice is a regular to broadcasting, and was part of the BBC presenting team for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. She next appearing on Gardeners World in November.