Through my designs I aim to create beautiful, immersive outdoor spaces that are sensitive to their surroundings, the environment and most importantly are a pleasure for people to spend time in.
Having grown up in rural Shropshire surrounded by rolling countryside and subsequently lived in Australia, India and Ghana before finally calling London home, I have long understood the strong sense place and joy that the natural world can bring.
After a successful 12 year career in Project Management, I have found a perfect career that combines my passion for creativity, nature and outdoor spaces and my ability to get things done- Garden Design.
Graduating, with distinction, from the Garden Design Diploma at London College of Garden Design has given me the foundations to bring my designs to life.
If you are interested in find out more about my work and how I can help you please get it touch.
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My design for the Old Rectory aims to celebrate the character of the site by weaving together the key garden spaces and creating connection to the house through an organic and naturalistic design inspired by the rich textures and forms found in the local landscape, creating a space that brings joy to those that use it and maximises outdoor living for the family.
My design for this sloping site celebrates the beautiful local woodland both in its planting design and placement of the drinks and dinning terraces that look out towards the woods.
In addition, this design explores key interventions to maximise water capture and use onsite such as storm water planters, green roofs and swales making this a garden that will thrive into the future as our climate continues to become more extreme.
Nestled in the Shropshire countryside Three Brooks offers guests the chance to escape from it all. The restaurant serves an ever changing menu celebrating the finest local and seasonal produce, championing sustainable practices that have a positive impact on the land and wider environment. As well as fine dining, Three Brooks offers guests the chance to enjoy a luxury break in converted agricultural outbuildings immersed in serene woodland.
The design aims to unifies the site and connect it to the landscape in a sensitive and thoughtful manner.
A central oval encompasses the primary productive and dining locations. The potager design is formal in nature, reflecting the architecture of the barn and linear order of intensive agriculture. This sense of order is met by informal tributary pathways that lead you, through the mixed orchard and edible meadow, out to the wilder areas of the site where guests can explore and forage around the brooks and woodland.
The original cottage and barns have been re purposed into guest accommodation and the introduction of the dell pool and brook board walk provide key destinations that celebrate the water on site.
The site has been designed with sustainable practices in mind including rainwater collection, roof solar generation, composting of food waste, no dig veg beds, no chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides, permeable hard surfaces where possible, and locally sourced materials including timber from the site.