Born at the end of the war, Yvonne studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College. There she met and married art student and musician Neil Innes – one of the newly formed Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. They had three boys, Miles, Luke and Barney, and Yvonne retrained as a garden designer, building up a successful landscape practice. She worked at Friar Park for many years and on Henry Moore’s wife Irena’s garden at Much Hadham, and during this time, she wrote about plants and planting. With the arrival of four grandchildren, Yvonne was inspired to write three children’s books, as yet unpublished. In recent years, she toured with Neil around America, Australia, and New Zealand, organising gigs and writing blogs for his fans. Neil sadly died suddenly in 2019. Yvonne is working on a biography of her life with her late husband, Neil.