Helen Babbs is a writer and editor, and author of three books: ‘Sylvan Cities, An Urban Tree Guide’ (Atlantic, 2019), ‘Adrift, A Secret Life of London’s Waterways’ (Icon, 2016), and ‘My Garden, the City and Me’ (Timber Press, 2011).

Helen works as a digital editor for Wellcome Collection three days a week, where she commissions original content for the Stories section of their website.

She has written for the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Times, New Statesman and Time Out, among others, and contributed essays to books including ‘Vitamin Green’ (Phaidon), ‘Lost in London’ (Portico) and ‘London for Londoners’ (Time Out).

Helen has also worked as a writer and editor for organisations including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and The Wildlife Trusts. She began her career as a broadcast journalist, working for the Associated Press and the BBC.

All content on this website is © Helen Babbs, unless otherwise stated.

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