Allyson is an internationally acclaimed garden historian, lecturer, and author who writes and lectures extensively on topics related to gardens and their history. She is a graduate of the Landscape Institute of Harvard University, and for several years served as Chairman of the New England Garden History Society. In 2003 she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her work in promoting New England's garden history.
Allyson's interest in Norah Lindsay started while she was still a student at the Landscape Institute. This interest turned into a passion as she retraced the footsteps of Norah Lindsay through the gardens and grand estates of England. Her research represents more than ten years of travel through the UK and of delving into private and public archives in both the UK and the US.
Allyson lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with her husband, two golden retrievers, and cats named Norah and Harry.