I’m the Assistant Gardener at the National Trust’s Chastleton House in Oxfordshire and I have an RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (awarded with Commendation).
With a degree in sculpture and several years of experience producing creative projects for the Royal Shakespeare Company, I’m excited to bring my skills together to create gardens.
The courtyard is spacious, with two large areas for entertaining, and space to add further features such as a dining area or outdoor cooking facilities.
The furniture and structures are constructed of cast concrete, from the paving slabs to the benches to the pond and posts. The gravel is of a matching grey granite, giving a unity to the scheme enhanced by the repetition of purple in the planting.
The design invites you to take a walk through the joyful experience of a wedding day. You arrive at the formal, groomed, contained part of the garden, lining up to take your seat in the rows of pews. After the ceremony you arrive in a freer, more relaxed area where you can circulate and mingle. The character of the planting and shapes of the spaces reflect this.