Category: Portfolio

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The Great Field of the Forty Hall Estate contains the archaeological remains of the Tudor dynasty’s Elsynge Palace, and is a listed Ancient Scheduled Monument.

Whilst conservation officer for a year I undertook ecological surveys of the site and with the help of numerous volunteers ranging from Duke of Edinburgh participants, local schools, to the wonderful Enfield Conservation Volunteers we were able to initiate site maintenance after a long pause in active management.

Enhancements and reinstatement of traditional management included new pollard planting, demonstrations of traditional hurdle construction, re-pollard existing willows around two dew ponds and removal of invasive alien Rhododendron ponticum.

Bat boxes, insect shelters, log piles and hedgehog shelters were also created by volunteers and placed around the site.

The lime tree avenue, arranged on an alignment that paralleled the numerous historic rides on adjacent Enfield Chase was enhanced by raising the canopy and removing basal suckers, as undertaken by a dedicated group of vulnerable adults and community volunteers.

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I conceived, collected and curated this exhibition at North London’s Forty Hall to explore the many ways that Dragons have featured in world myths, culture and the arts.

The exhibition included silkworms (worm being the Old English word for dragon), a kimono made for a famous London drag-queen, and a chain mail as worn by dragon hunters!

Forty Hall was built by a former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Nicholas Raynton who was head of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and a silk importer, hence the relevance to Enfield’s premier historic destination.

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After years of research into forest history and the historic environment, I have been fortunate to have two articles published in the journals of the Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Managers and Royal Foresty Society respectively.CIEEM Article 01

 

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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.