At the age of 15 I started working at my godfathers Garden Centre and Nursery which is where my passion for plants and landscaping started.
I spent three years at Merrist Wood Horticultural College in Guildford, attaining top student overall as well as Top Student in Surveying and Plant Knowledge. I gained a Distinction for my National Diploma in Landscape Design and Construction.
During college I had my first taste of the Chelsea Flower Show where we constructed two show gardens and won RHS Gold medals for both. My next RHS gold medal was for a family garden that I designed and constructed whilst running my first company. The following year we won a coveted Silver Gilt medal, for a Tropical Rainforest Garden, using the expertise gained from owning an acre of glass house where I sold tropical, conservatory and tender plants.
I have a very strong background as a plant specialist as well as understanding the structural and civil engineering requirements for all aspects of hard landscaping. Another less considered element is the importance of ongoing ease of garden maintenance. My vast experience has taught me the correct way designing a garden with respect to all theses elements.
Through both my original horticultural course and over 25 years of actual landscaping experience, my real passion has been designing and constructing real gardens for people. The transformation is always exciting.
I'm really interested in combining the dreams and desires for your outdoor space with the style and look of the garden that you feel an affinity to. Perhaps this will be a contemporary and minimalistic space or a traditional cottage garden, or any of the many other design styles that we can use.
I look forward to working with you to create your dream space.