I come from a family which has been involved in garden design and landscaping for three generations. After a first degree at Cambridge, I studied Landscape Design at Newcastle University, and subsequently worked as a Landscape Architect in Merseyside and then in Glasgow. I was engaged on a range of schemes, including restoring sand dunes for the National Trust at Formby; designing pedestrianisation schemes for several town centres; creating parks and children's play areas and renovating run-down inner city housing areas, by creating individual gardens for tenants where none had existed before.
On moving to Dorset in 1994 after a break from landscape architecture, I spent a year working for a local landscape contractor and was involved in both the design and practical construction of a wide range of gardens. This hands-on experience gave me invaluable understanding of how gardens work on the ground. The following year I set up my own garden design business. In 2010, I moved my business up to Blockley near Moreton-in-Marsh in the North Cotswolds.
I have been responsible for the design of literally hundreds of gardens mainly across the South West, but further afield as well. I love the diversity of my work, which entails designs for a very broad range of properties from starter homes and town houses, to country houses and estates. Over the years I have gained extensive experience of creating brand new gardens from building sites, as well as revitalising existing areas.