Display Gardens, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Whilst landscape division manager at the Garden and Leisure group (shortly after graduation), I was asked to design and build a number of display gardens to showcase materials, ornamentation, planting and ‘themes’.

As the site previously had a number of display gardens as patios, pools and borders, I chose to be inspired by geographic and temporal designs. The Oriental garden with hand carved granite statues imported from China proved the most popular, although children loved the Evolution garden (with fossil wall and bubbling oil pit).

The whacky ‘kitschen garden’ was a tongue in cheek exploration of an outdoor cooking area, with an aluminium sink and fridge shelves planted with ice plants, sempervivums and herbs.