Born in 1948 in Kent, England, Susan Ogilvy has lived for many years in Somerset. She has had seven one man shows at Jonathan Cooper's gallery and has participated in many other joint exhibitions. She holds the RHS Gold medal. Her work is included in many public and private collections as well as the Shirley Sherwood collection, including the Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh; the Isaac and Alisa Sutton collection; the Florilegium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and the Highgrove Florilegium created under the auspices of the Prince's Charitable Trust. Three of her paintings have been selected for inclusion in the Transylvania Florilegium presently being created under the umbrella of the Prince's School of Traditional Arts to record in a permanent way the flora of Transylvania.
She designed and illustrated Overleaf, a book on British trees published in 2013 by Kew.