Rose Irving has turned her narrow North London patch into a corner of the Caribbean island she left 30 years ago.
Ten years of marriage to former Tory MP Sir Kenneth Carlisle have allowed Carla Carlisle to introduce touches of her `southern, sexy' Mississippi background to his deeply English ancestral home in Suffolk.
The absence of soil in his garden failed to deter Andreas Demetriou from transplanting his Greek Cypriot roots to South London.
A quest to grow a papaya from seeds sent by her mother in East Africa fires the enthusiasm of Farida Mukaddam in her small garden in Leicester.
Maitreya runs a meditation centre in Nottinghamshire, where his Zen garden has become an attraction and reminds him of his difficult upbringing in Japan.