Currently based in London, I will graduate from the LCGD diploma in garden design in summer 2021.
I am fascinated in new ways to develop a garden space using contemporary ideas from art and incorporating these with the local history of a given location. One concept that I enjoy bringing to a design, is contrast, whether it be between the planting and hard landscaping or simply the addition of a novel structure into a garden influenced by a natural landscape.
I would like to achieve this by incorporating new ways of solving issues around sustainability and practicality.
Before deciding to retrain in garden design I worked as the Director of membership for an accountancy institute and have had a varied career up to that point, which has helped me take on the varying nature of garden design, from technical drawing, understanding client needs and desires, through to design development.
A shared courtyard garden between two properties, the garden features a large modernist structure that moves from aelipse to a square depending on where you are viewing from, playing with perspective and shadow play to give a dramatic space that uses shade loving plants.
The two properties are split by a water feature that dries out in summer revealing stepping stones to join the two areas, these space is both private and communal at the same time.