“My garden is a slow work, pursued with love and I do not deny that I am proud of it.”
– Claude Monet, artist
The seeds of success
Even when small I had an interest in art, natural history and gardening. I studied for my BA (Hons.) in Graphic Design at Central School of Art in London, followed by many years working at the cutting edge of the creative industry, eventually setting up my own successful New Media Agency Nykris Digital Design with Nikki Barton in London.
Early in 2001 - deciding to search out new creative challenges - I took the plunge and went back to school, attending Sparsholt College near Winchester where I took courses in Horticulture and Garden Design. Subsequently I set up my own Garden Design Consultancy based here in Winchester, Hampshire and becoming a full registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.
My background in the creative services industry and having to deal with clients on a daily basis gives me a special understanding of the importance of working closely with clients on the development of the design brief. This, combined with many years running my own creative design agency, has helped me develop a professional approach to my garden design practice.
“A Garden is a great teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches trust.”
— Gertrude jekyll, garden designer
I am passionate about design and passionate about gardens and my aim is to create beautiful and atmospheric outdoor living spaces that reflect your personal style and practical needs. At the same time I keep a well trained designers eye on the architecture of the building and the innate qualities of the surrounding environment to influences to inform the design process; helping the final scheme to sit more comfortably into the wider landscape.
I have created a wide range of gardens from contemporary to traditional, from small courtyards to larger gardens in throughout South East England, Hampshire and the Winchester area. At all times I pay close attention to detail in order to deliver exceptional results for my clients,