I have been designing gardens across the county for over 20 years. I love my job and really enjoy the immense pleasure and calm that the outdoor world brings to our busy lives. It is wonderful to help clients bring their dreams to life and to create outdoor spaces that will bring joy across the seasons and for years to come.
I strongly believe that plants should be grown in conditions in which they naturally occur, and a signature of all my designs is planting in harmony with the soil and garden conditions, and in a way which naturally allows wildlife to thrive.
The starting point for any design is to meet and chat informally about what you are looking to achieve with your garden. I like to get a good idea of simply what you like and what you don't like, and to get a feel for how your perfect outdoor space would look. I will then draw up a design based on that initial meeting, which we can then discuss and review, looking at how the design fits with your own vision, working together to create your perfect garden.
I have extensive experience of designing all sorts of gardens, from large estates thorough to small courtyard spaces. I also work on a number of long-term consultancy projects, overseeing gardens throughout the year and advising existing gardening staff. My aim is always to provide you with a beautiful garden that works for you, your home, and your lifestyle.
With many of the gardens I create I am involved all the way throughout the project, from initial plan creation through to arranging estimates for hard landscaping, organising contractors and overseeing construction work, to planting up the garden and ensuring that the finished result is beyond your expectations. I have extensive expertise in plants and how to get the very best from them.
My services include:
Garden design ~ formal or informal, historic or modern, small or large.
Planting plans and plant sourcing
Landscaping and build
Specialist pergola construction
Border redesign and replanting
Specialist wisteria pruning
Most of my work is in Suffolk, especially the area from Woodbridge to Southwold, but I also work further afield, as required.