Elizabeth Waddington

Writer, Permaculture Designer and Sustainability Consultant

Elizabeth Waddington
 Elizabeth Waddington


Gardening, Permaculture, Sustainable Living


University of St Andrews (MA)

Company Info


  • ​Elizabeth's work appears on a number of websites including Rural Sprout, Natural Living, First Tunnels, and Ethical.net. She has also written a number of books and e-books on gardens and gardening.
  • After obtaining an MA in English-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, she has worked as a freelance writer, permaculture designer, and green living consultant.

  • Started writing for Treehugger in 2020.


Elizabeth has worked as a freelance writer since 2010. She has written extensively on topics related to gardening, permaculture, sustainability, and green living. Since 2016, she has also worked as a garden designer, and advised individuals, organizations, and businesses around the world on organic gardening, sustainability, and green issues. 

Living on a homestead in rural Scotland, Elizabeth also spends her time tending her own organic garden. She grows fruits and vegetables in a forest garden, polyculture beds and a polytunnel, and keeps rescue chickens. She and her husband are also working on the eco-renovation of an old stone barn. She is passionate about getting others growing and works as a facilitator of positive change.


​After obtaining a master's degree in joint honors in English and Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, Elizabeth went into publishing for a time, but soon realized that she wanted to take her own path and contribute to solving the problems we face on this planet. So, she set up her freelance business and has continued her education in the field.


Other Work:

10 Watering Mistakes That Harm Your Plants & How To Use Water More Wisely, Rural Sprout

20 Dwarf Fruit Trees to Grow When Space Is Limited, Natural Living Ideas

How To Make a Forest Garden, Happy DIY Home

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