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 based in London.
Early in 2001 - deciding to search out new creative challenges - I took the plunge and went back to college at Sparsholt College near Winchester. Having gained diplomas in Horticulture and Garden Design I subsequently set up my own Garden Design Consultancy based here in Winchester, Hampshire 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.
Watching plants grow is one of my greatest joys. Even as a kid, when I only had a little cactus to call my own, I loved it. I’m from Omaha, Nebraska, where I earned a degree in Agricultural Studies. I went on to work for an industrial food corporation but left because I wanted to pursue a job that aligned more with my values. I believe that gardens can bring neighbors together and foster a community’s mental and physical health.