Designing gardens is a passion of mine. Garden design, like developing your home, is a series of decisions. It’s my job to help you bring together all of the decisions into a cohesive and beautiful design. One that unites your outdoor space with your home and gives you plenty of opportunity to use it, enjoy it and treasure it for years to come.
Designing together with clients isn’t always easy, sometimes challenges need to be faced head-on and compromises made. Garden design presented in television suggests you can have a garden made on a £5,000 budget, including landscaping team and that every available material is at your disposal. Reality of course doesn’t play out this falsehood.. there is a creativity to be had when meeting realistic budget limitations. There are a plethora of hard landscaping materials and finishes on the market these days and I work carefully to ensure that my design works harmoniously with the age and style of your property; no matter how large or small your budget. There is always a right material to be found, whether it’s a rendered wall, retaining steps or a herbaceous perennial, all can be yours.. with time, consideration and careful planning.
I studied planting and garden design at Capel Manor Horticultural College, which set me on this design journey. Both living and working in North Hertfordshire is very fulfilling and I have worked with clients in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and North London. Some of my design projects have included medium to large family gardens, courtyard gardens, contemporary gardens, cottage gardens and coastal gardens. My portfolio includes concept garden design and I am currently developing ideas for a charity garden.
Working with clients to help them bring to life their wishes for their gardens is what I am about. By using my design, listening skills and plants knowledge; I can help bring to life the garden you have longed for, but don’t know how to create. I provide support and coordination through each step of the garden project.
Before I create 3D CAD Concept drawings, you will find me in your garden sketching out some initial ideas and taking notes, once back in my office I begin pulling ideas together and developing drawings. When I’m designing it’s important to keep the communication open with my clients and I always keep an eye out for potential change.