Why make a garden?
If you’re considering improving your garden, you might like to know that a well designed garden can add significant value to your home (between 6 and 10%) but more importantly, being in a beautiful garden has been proven to reduce stress – with our current hectic lifestyles this has never been more important.
What you gain all depends what you would like – an extra room for entertaining; a relaxing and sensory space; somewhere to park the cars with a grand entrance to your home; new planting to encourage birdsong or create a meadow? Or you might like some calm and order, a swimming pool or pond, a home office or just somewhere to enjoy a good view while sipping your g&t? Or it might be that you’re starting from scratch with a newly built home – I have achieved numerous planning permissions for clients wanting to build exciting architecture in sensitive locations where the landscape and planting scheme are critical to the success of the application.
AWARD WINNING GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Whatever your requirements, I can help you realise your dreams and make the most of your space. From my office in Storrington in West Sussex, I offer professional garden design across the South of England including West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and London. I also work happily further afield, both in the UK and abroad.
My work focuses on creating modern gardens, using predominantly natural materials and with a naturalistic planting style. I am inspired by the beauty that is all around us and particularly the ever-changing effects of natural light. Colour, seasons and, of course, your particular location, architecture and preferences are also all important to me in creating the right garden for you.
I began my career as a professional illustrator, and still paint and draw for pleasure. So while I use powerful software to create plans, construction drawings and models which are both accurate and unambiguous, I will also produce freehand drawings and computer generated illustrations of the design so that you can visualise what I am proposing before we begin construction.
As for the build, I work with talented and award-winning contractors to ensure that your garden is built with precision and beautiful craftsmanship, and have extensive contacts to the UK’s top nurseries to supply you with high quality plants.
Budgets for gardens start from around £20,000 with no upper limit.
With around 140 gardens to my name, I know that I can create a beautiful garden for you, one of which we will both be proud.
EXCLUSIVE GARDEN TOURS
As a bit of a sideline, I have designed and run a number of bespoke garden tours for groups and companies, and now, for the first time, I am offering a luxury Italian garden holiday in April 2015. For full details, have a look at my Tuscan gardens tour page.