Please do browse my garden design blog; in it you’ll find garden ideas, inspiration and product reviews, reports from Shows including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, pretty pictures from places I’ve been, a bit of arty stuff (paintings and drawings) and anything else I find interesting that I think you might enjoy too.


I’m delighted to be able to tell you that I’ve been working with Cotswold Walks to design a tour of Cotswold gardens for next June.  The tour will focus on the work of selected 20th century garden designers so that these gardens are seen in their historical context rather than just as something ‘pretty’. Because […]

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Inspiration from nature; Pulborough Brooks

I find my greatest inspiration directly from nature; not so much in the way that natural floras have evolved and how they co-exist, though this too is interesting, but more in the colours and moods created by light, landscape and water. I’m lucky enough to have the RSPB site of Pulborough Brooks on my doorstep and so […]

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natural swimming pond

I’ve recently been back to the Village Garden (see Portfolio, VILLAGE) to see how it’s looking now we’re a few years on from completion. The garden features a natural swimming pond, a concept that is used extensively on the continent but is relatively new in the UK.  The idea is that rather than using chemicals (and […]

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House and Garden Spirit of Summer Fair

I’m going to be at the House and Garden Spirit of Summer Fair in a couple of weeks time as I’m giving a talk in the Interiors and Garden Theatre on the Art of Planting Design. This is something very close to my heart as I’ve always approached planting design in the same way that I paint – using […]

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