I have spent the last two decades working in the corporate world as a business advisor, running my own business for 10 years and as a Board Director of a listed business working in the UK, Australia and on assignment around the world.
My escape from the stresses of this busy life was to spend time in my garden, painting in plants. Designing gardens: my own and also for friends and family led me on a journey to formalise my passion at the London College of Garden Design. I now spend my time studying for my Diploma in Garden Design and my work in my own business: Katherine Lee Garden Design.
In the highly competitive wedding and events venue market in South West London, the client required an inspirational garden to provide reflective space and a highly photo-friendly backdrop with year round interest. A formal, geometric solution was achieved with softness provided through innovative planting solutions.
Retired friends share a courtyard garden. They required a low maintenance space that linked their properties. It needed to provide each friend with private entertaining and relaxing space, but with connectivity to their neighbour. It needed to be low maintenance and beautiful.
A professional couple, working in creative industries required a stylish garden for entertaining and relaxing. The connection between house and garden, and between garden and woodland outlook was paramount.
A large garden dominated by mature trees, set in a beautiful landscape. The garden now links house, garden and landscape with subtle earth sculpting. An array of dynamic planting adds interest and excitement.