Bella Pringle grew up in South West London and spent weekends in Oxfordshire working on the vegetable plot of her uncle – the publisher of the 1970s classic partwork Grow Your Own. She gained a degree in Art History from Warwick University before making her career in publishing where she worked as the Project Editor on Monty Don’s The Complete Gardener, and on interiors and lifestyle books for Paula Pryke, Kelly Hoppen and Alan Titchmarsh amongst many well-known gardeners and designers.