Based in beautiful north west Hampshire, I established my own practice as a garden designer and landscape architect back in 1997. Since then, I have worked on projects all over the UK – though mainly in the south of England – with much of my work resulting from satisfied clients recommending me to others.
I enjoy variety, so I’m happy to say my work is extremely diverse, ranging from private gardens of all sizes, through public parks and community projects, to landscaping for prestigious housing developments. (I’m currently working on an exciting project in Provence, my first garden outside the UK.)
Learning to listen
Before training as a garden designer, I spent many years in education, as a teacher and lecturer, which I believe played a valuable role in developing my interpersonal skills – in particular, my ability to listen responsively to clients. I consider this central to my work as a designer and landscape architect, enabling me to arrive quickly at a clear understanding of the needs of those who will be using the outdoor space.
To this day, I retain my interest and involvement in education, sitting on Hampshire Gardens Trust Education Committee, as well as providing tuition for aspiring garden designers and lecturing at some of the country’s leading colleges for professional designers.
I’m a full registered member of The Society of Garden Designers, and an associate of The Landscape Institute.