Patricia Ann Jordan QEQM

Born in London and married to Brigadier (retired) Howard A J Jordan MBE.

PagLived and gardened in Singapore, Germany, England and Northern Ireland before moving to Scotland and then Cyprus,

Two adult children and four grandchildren

Courses attended

3 year Floral Art and Horticulture Course at Langside College Glasgow as a mature student – 1981-84

Short course on Garden Landscaping at Auchincruive College, Ayrshire


Many Gold and Large Gold medals at Horticultural Shows in the Central Belt of Scotland for displays of hostas, plus Silver Medals at RHS Shows in Scotland during 1980s and 1990s

Awarded ‘Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Medal’ by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for outstanding services to Scottish Horticulture – 2000


City of Glasgow International Rose Trials 1992-1998

South Lanarkshire Council’s School Bulb Growing Competition 1995-2000

Area Judge and Finals Judge South Lanarkshire Council’s Best Gardens Competition 1995-2000

Past Vice Chairman and Publicity Manager of Glasgow Evergreen – Committee involved in the organisation of Flower and Vegetable Shows in Glasgow

Past Chairman of Glasgow Cathcart Flower Club

Founder Secretary of the Strathclyde Group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (now Plant Heritage) also Treasurer and Newsletter Editor 1983 – 2000

Past Council member, F & GP Member, and Strategy Review Member of NCCPG (now Plant Heritage)

Holder of THREE National Collections® of Plants (Anthemis tinctoria, Hosta & Ligularia) 1985-2000

Co-ordinator of the annual UK-wide NCCPG (now Plant Heritage) Rare Plant Exchange

Member Royal Horticultural Society since 1980

Garden Feature Writer (Freelance) for several national UK gardening magazines and journals

Lecturer on garden-related topics and other subjects in Scotland, New Zealand, Malaysia and the USA

Paper published by Plant Heritage on ‘The Genus Ligularia’

Created  and opened own 3-acre riverside garden in Scotland under the Scotland’s Garden Scheme and Plant Heritage to which visitors from all over the world were attracted, raising thousands of pounds for charities. The garden was featured in many magazines and on TV.


Magistrate – Glasgow Bench 1992-2000

Cyprus from 2000

Gardening Feature Writer

Cyprus Sunday Mail from 2003

Cyprus Living magazine from 2006

In Touch Magazine from 2006 – 2009

Cyprus Today from 2006 – 2015

CYBC Radio 2 – Monthly gardening spot with Rosie Charalambos from 2003 -2013

Cyprus Radio Fourth Programme – Monthly gardening spot with Saskia Constantinou from 2017 – 2019

Author of ‘The Cyprus Garden’  published 2005; reprinted 2006

‘The Potted Garden’ published 2006

The Cyprus Orchard’ published 2007

‘Flowering Plants for Hot Gardens’ published 2017

Newsletter Editor PROBUS Larnaca from 2003 – 2016

Member  Philanthes and Ikebana Club, Nicosia from 2000

Member  St. Paul’s Women’s Friendship Group, Nicosia from 2002 – 2018

Member and Newsletter Editor  Friends@StPauls from 2019

Interests – gardening; research into plants and their history; travel; photography and reading.

Opened garden in Cyprus for charity in late April from 2006 – 2012