Category: Garden Design

garden design little stukeley
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The walled kitchen garden at the Forty Hall Estate is arguably the best loved feature of the historic site, known to locals (who have visited the site since the Parker-Bowles family sold it to the local Council in the 1950’s) as the Rose Garden.

Despite vandalism, anti-social behaviour, sabotage, previous unsympathetic planting, the interment of human remains, unleashed dogs, grey squirrels, a skeleton staff and a free draining gravel soil, the garden continues to win Gold at the local ‘in bloom’ competitions!

 

 

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These images from Greenway’s website show the scheme I designed in 2003/4, and planted in 2004 at maturity. The vegetation reflects endemic and native plant communities representing sclerophyllic, maquis and garigue groups as found on the Aghios Lazarus peninsula and throughout the Cyclades. This project was the largest habitat creation/ enhancement scheme associated with  the 2004 Olympic Games.

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A charming and historic site where I had the privilege to work with over 100 volunteers maintaining the grounds, tending the bee hives and growing produce for a well known Mayfair restaurant. I designed and implemented a turf labyrinth as conceived by the parishioners of All Saints Church.

 

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Kennington garden design

A tiny backyard space where the client, a carpenter and furniture designer, wanted to hand craft each piece of timber.

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A generous site for a new build property and great brief: full-on TROPICAL ! I can’t wait to build this one as the planting palette selection includes many tropical-looking yet hardy ornamentals, and a few tender sub-tropicals which will be over-wintered in the heated glasshouse.

 

The bespoke garden gate and outdoor kitchen as designed will involve different local artisans.

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A small courtyard garden with a design brief to maximise the floor space and create a shabby chic ‘jewel box/dressing room’ inspired garden with a bird theme running throughout.The main challenge was to lighten a very dark site (3 storey development front and rear) and match the wallpaper from the interior to the exterior wall.

 

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A charming site with dis-used post-war gravel extraction pits, this project currently under construction will create terraces and meadows, mown pathways, turf labyrinth near the church (see the walled garden, Fulham post) family beach and extensive pottager gardens.

Planting Zebra bed

mykonos 09 towards helipadMy earliest memory is growing a runner bean from seed at kindergarten.This sprouting bean started my life-long passion of plants.

Since building my first greenhouse and tending to my first vegetable patch aged six, I have been designing with plants and am fortunate, truly fortunate, to have practiced my passion around the globe.

I consider inspiration gained from observing natural vegetation communities and an understanding of vertical stratification, plant tolerance ranges, behaviour and symbiosis hold the future for sustainable planting schemes for our gardens, communal landscapes and degraded habitats.