To me, gardens are exciting canvases, full of possibility. I see garden design as the meeting point of art, architecture, ecology, culture, psychology and so much more. They offer a chance to express the tastes and preferences of their inhabitants, and influence the mood or vibe of a space. My approach is to develop a strong sense of place, ensuring a connection to the surrounding landscape. Rooted in my clients, I design spaces that are personal, detailed and truly unique.
It is my mission to create gardens that are not only beautiful, but are experiential. Gardens that make people feel something when they are in them. Gardens that inspire a deeper appreciation and sense of stewardship for the natural world. Gardens that contribute to the well-being of both people and planet.
I grew up in rural Midwest America in farming country. Gardening and growing was a key part of life, and it was in my grandmother’s garden that I first developed my love of plants. I have always been a creative and design oriented person, particularly in the arts, fashion, theatre and dance. I was even a Blackpool Ballroom Dance champion!
After spending the last 10 years of my career in financial technology, building award winning products and business strategy, I felt the need to return to my creative roots. I am proud to be an LCGD graduate and continue the next phase of my professional career in Garden and Landscape design. Let’s work together to create your dream garden!
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Sitting atop a chalk river valley, this manor house estate is reborn as a country hotel. The garden and planting play key roles in relaxation and rejuvenation. Works include a meadow restoration, water features, a walled garden, woodland trails, formal and naturalistic planting. Playing with spatial composition, I endeavoured to create and enhance sight-lines across the estate and into the rolling hills beyond. The design, balances formal and informal elements to invoke a casual luxury experience.
This garden is a love letter to childhood and family life in the countryside. The Old Rectory is home to clients that have a large extended family and require spaces for dining, entertaining and relaxing. The garden is split in two by a grade II listed wall, which I used to create a series of outdoor rooms which each had their own feeling and identity, whilst still being cohesive across the entire site.
Located near the Chesham Bois woodlands, the focus of this design was to create a seamless connection between the garden and the woodlands. Additionally, it was important to the clients to link the garden to the Mid Century architecture of the house. Diverse planting and a new spatial composition enhance the overall experience of the garden, creating a space that invites exploration, creativity and relaxation. Elements such a floating steps and a cantilevered terrace balanced with loose planting helped create the right balance between the hard and soft landscaping.