I am a garden and landscape designer offering exciting contemporary exterior design from my base in Oxford, developing sustainable, site-appropriate solutions suited to the space and the needs of the client. I am a graduate (with distinction and the highest marks for the final exams in the history of the school) of the Oxford College of Garden Design Post-Graduate Diploma and am now a tutor for the college's innovative on-line course.
I bring a lifetime of design appreciation and artistic endeavour to the process of garden design. Rooted in a deep understanding of garden history, my gardens and landscapes are intended to engage both the mind and senses, creatively recasting the essential design vocabulary of past styles in a functional, modernist idiom. The history of the site, the people who use and have used it, the tension between formality and romanticism and the juxtaposition of modern and antique all inform my approach to design - the garden is a living, changing response to all of these contrasts, evolving its own story as it grows.
In its many varied forms the garden has been a place of physical and spiritual refreshment, solace and recreation for thousands of years – perhaps the need for these has never been greater than in the lives we lead today.
To learn about current projects please visit my blog.
Gardens - Estates - Courtyards - Roof Gardens Productive Gardens - Urban Spaces - Water