After graduating in Mathematics from Bristol University and an initial career in computing, I retrained professionally in garden design to realise my lifelong interest and enthusiasm for gardens.
I've been designing gardens for 10 years now and have experience of over 60 diverse projects.
My designs range from flowing country gardens, through more traditional garden rooms, to classic contemporary gardens and tiny urban back yards. My aim is to create beautiful gardens that withstand the test of time and work perfectly with the house and surroundings. I also pay particular attention to providing stunning views from inside the house, as the English weather inevitably means that these are the ones we experience most often.
My main design influences are mid-century design and the arts and crafts movement. I love the simplicity and textures of mid-century design: shaggy tribal rugs combined with the sleek beauty of wood, and the flowing floral patterns and minute attention to detail of the arts and crafts movement. I love contrasting textures and achieve these with both the hard landscaping and the planting design.