Hopkins Nash are a creative collaboration with a shared aim of making wildlife friendly gardens that ‘belong’ – meaning they harmonise with the existing landscape and connect with the house and home
Following successful careers in the arts (Amanda), property, construction and marketing (Becca) we both retrained in Garden Design to follow our passions for nature, landscape and gardens. In 2022 we joined forces, establishing our practice Hopkins Nash. We are known for being creative, collaborative and for taking absolute joy in the work we do.
Building on a lifelong passion for gardens and landscape, Amanda began a postgraduate in garden design at The London College of Garden Design, Kew. She graduated in 2021 with distinction and the college prize. Since then she has designed gardens for private clients in south London and Kent, as well as completing a new garden for residents at the Rockdale Care Home in Sevenoaks.
Amanda’s background is in landscape art and architecture. Working to tight briefs and collaborating with other stakeholders (the public, architects and contractors) she has created site specific artwork for clients including The Islington Ecology, French Kier Anglia, Gillespie Nature Reserve and The National Trust
Becca graduated from the London College of Garden Design with distinction in 2021 and subsequently co-designed a silver medal-winning show garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2022 with friend and fellow garden designer, Katherine Holland. She has also gained valuable experience working for a leading garden design practice based in East Sussex.
Becca’s background is in property and construction, where she headed up marketing communications teams both in the UK and abroad. The gardening bug struck while she was looking for a hobby that would get her away from the desk and out into the fresh air. After stumbling across a local gardening course, Becca was hooked and so embarked on a career change.