Balance and beauty in my garden designs are achieved through a playfulness of colour, texture and geometric forms. Understanding the needs and vision of my client, my designs are based on an awareness of the historical context of the space alongside a contemporary narrative – sustainability and bio-diversity all playing a critical role. As a result, my designs offer a unique narrative but all with a cohesion of a space where nature can thrive and connect with the human mind.
Of particular interest are the beneficial health effects that can be derived from the natural world.
I have always been profoundly affected by the visual and the aesthetic. Early years in the ever-changing space that was my grandmother’s garden and a first degree in the History of Art informed my appreciation of beauty and design.
Being fortunate enough to have travelled extensively, and visited wonderful gardens along the way, I feel privileged to have now graduated at the London College of Garden Design and be part of a very talented community.
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A suburban garden requiring a complete redesign.
The proposed design is a ‘lean’ on Neo Modernism and the influence it has had on architectural forms and landscape as a whole. In particular the works of the acclaimed architect Richard Neutra was of inspiration. The space now suits family life well and makes the most of a unique backdrop overlooking woodland.
With far reaching sea views and surrounded by beautiful countryside, disused agricultural barns and associated land are to be converted into an events destination and retreat.
The narrative of the design is based on the vastness of ‘a night sky’. Due to the remoteness of the location, there is very little if any light polution and as such the nights sky dances under the hours of darkness. Look up and constellations are bright to the eye. Similarly during daylight hours the vastness of the landscape, open views to the ocean and ‘big skies’ all reinforce the drama to be created within the grounds as a whole. Through the discovery of the night sky, the design visits the impact of stars, their journey through space and time, along with the effect of light and the impact it has upon the voyage and discovery. The sublimimal and a romanticism through form.