I consider myself lucky to have grown up surrounded by keen gardeners who were happy to let me experiment with small sections of the garden when I was young. Fascinated by the process of growing and the beauty and variety of plants, gardening has continued to be an important part of my life. I remember fondly my summer holidays from university working for a local gardening business. After a 16 year career in finance I have returned to focus on my true passion of plants and gardens.
I designed and created our own garden in St Neots over several years from a plot we inherited which would be kindly described as a blank canvas. The plants have had to compete with the arrival of an enthusiastic Labrador puppy and yet it has matured to be a relaxing haven for recuperating after the stresses of daily life. The garden is still evolving of course and I use it to trial plants and ideas for future garden designs.
Having been largely self-taught in horticulture through my own experience and watching others I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of gardens since starting out professionally. I have created designs which have fulfilled the clients’ brief and have been well received. I continue to study for the RHS Diploma in the principles and practices of horticulture, attending Shuttleworth College for the practical elements.
As an enthusiastic gardener with an eye for detail it is the getting to know and working with clients to create a garden which is right for them that proves to be the real joy of gardening and garden design.