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Simone Kirkland


Following 20+ years working in the financial services industry, Simone decided to take a career break and add to her skill set by training within the horticultural sector. Starting as a landscape gardener at an award winning Grade I listed, 18th Century restored landscape in Surrey, Simone studied with the Royal Horticultural Society at Capel Manor and obtained her RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.

Simone took her interest in horticulture to a new level in 2019 and obtained her diploma in Garden Design at the London College of Garden Design. In July 2019, Simone set up her own garden design studio, Francois Leaf Gardens, and is now enjoying designing gardens for private clients and community projects.



Simone Kirkland – Chesham Bois
Simone Kirkland – The Chilterns
Simone Kirkland – Commercial Design