Maureen Jabour emigrated from South Africa to the United States with her family in 1979. In South Africa, several of her short stories were published in P.E.N. New South African Writing.
She was gardening editor for Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine for several years. Her gardening books, Celebrating a Small English Garden, A Medley of Gardens, and Magical Gardens were on the local best seller list for many weeks.
Celebrating a Small English Garden was a finalist in the Colorado Center for the Book Award.
For twenty years there were tours of her garden followed by an English tea. These tours benefited the National Kidney Foundation, and the Women’s Library Association, which raises money for the University of Denver’s Penrose Library.
She lives with her husband in Golden, Colorado.