I am a garden designer based in Suffolk carrying out garden design and landscaping projects throughout East Anglia and beyond.
My services include:
- Garden Design
- Planting Plans and plant sourcing
- Landscaping and build
- Pergola construction
The starting point for any design is to meet and chat informally about what you are looking to achieve with your garden. I like to get a good idea simply of what you like and dislike, and to get a feel for how your ideal outside space would look and feel, and how you might use it. I will then draw up a plan based on that initial meeting, and we can talk further about how the design fits in with your own vision.
I strongly believe that plants should be grown in conditions similar to those in which they naturally occur.
Apart from basic gardening such as pruning roses and wisterias and splitting perennials, I redesign and replant herbaceous borders, create topiary, build new beds, and have even replanted parts of gardens especially for weddings and special events.
With many of the gardens I create I am involved all the way through the project, from initial plan creation through to arranging estimates for hard landscaping, organising contractors and overseeing construction work, to planting up the garden and ensuring that the finished result is beyond your expectations.
Another special service offered is the building of pergolas. These can be of any style and size that the client requires. These structures add height and structure to a garden as well as giving support for climbing plants. With careful positioning, they can also provide an area of shade for sitting in during the summer.
Having always had an interest in the land, I trained initially in agriculture before moving into garden design 12 years ago, following three years working in two Suffolk nurseries. This gave me a very good knowledge of plants, their attributes, their needs and how to get the best from them.
Most of my work is in Suffolk, especially the area from Woodbridge to Southwold. I also work in a number of gardens in Northamptonshire. These are larger country gardens and differ from Suffolk by being on clay soils. This tests my plant knowledge as plants that like the dry east coast may not do well in the wet winter conditions.