I love my creative job! I was asked recently 'Do I still enjoy it, after more than 20 years?' The answer is yes I do...
I began by studying Soft Landscape and Design at Capel Manor horticultural college in 1995. I went on to gain valuable horticultural experience working as a maintenance gardener and in 2005 I chose to concentrate mainly on designing gardens.
I have since teamed up work-wise with my husband Simon whose background is as a plant nurseryman. He has a natural affinity for all things to do with plants, nature and animals and his knowledge and experience complements mine. We work on projects and planting together.
A garden can be as individual as the owner's personality and lifestyle. It's satisfying to work in a collaborative way, where my intuition and design skills merge with my client's input and ideas. I am also happy with more of a clean slate and just a few guidelines. Either way, the result will be a specially tailored garden designed for you.
Overall, I like to think that I create special gardens that people enjoy in a practical way, feel comfortable in and that have an uplifting quality that will stand the test of time.