Amanda founded Amanda Patton Landscape & Garden Design at the beginning of 2000 as a natural progression from 20 or so years as a professional illustrator which followed a degree in Textile Design (nurturing an appreciation of colour and texture).
Initially working as an archaeological illustrator (with all of Time Team before they were famous!) she soon started illustrating gardening books, as her interest in the subject developed. She has illustrated about 80 books in total, including all but one of Alan Titchmarsh’s gardening titles.
Many of Amanda’s designs have been featured in books and magazines, including Gardens Illustrated and the Garden Design Journal, and she has won numerous awards for her work.
These include prestigious industry awards, including the Judges’ Award from the Society of Garden Designers, as well high-ranking medals from the Royal Horticultural Society for Show Gardens created at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.
She is a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers and was Vice Chair of the Society for three years; she is also a Member of the Garden Media Guild and was a monthly broadcaster on BBC Somerset for 8 years until moving to Sussex in 2012. She writes and lectures extensively, including at the Lurie Garden in Chicago and for Homes and Gardens magazine, in addition to designing, prospecting and guiding garden tours across Europe for an eminent group of Americans headed by Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, and for Martin Randall Travel.
The creation of beauty is an underlying philosophy in her work, which is inspired by nature, light, seasons and colour. A keen painter and photographer, she explores these themes in her free time and was shortlisted in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020.