GARDENING IS IN MY GENES . . .
My main role as a plant and garden designer is problem-solving: how best to use space, understanding what families want to be doing (and not to be doing) in their gardens, what plants work where, what materials would look good. My experience as a gardener makes me a better designer as I know first hand what works well where and what plants work well together.
I’m creative and practical which when combined with my ability to question and listen enables me to develop imaginative ideas that others can visualise and put into action.
My Grandfather was a professional Gardener and my Nan tended a veg patch into her eighties. I’ve always looked after plants even if there was only room for pots on my doorstep. Now I own a garden and a veg patch of my own and am trying to encourage my daughter (The Little Girl who Gardens) into her gardening jeans!
In 2004 we bought part of our neighbour’s garden and doubled our outside space. We’ve turned a tricky slope of a garden into a place we love to entertain, relax and now have family time in. In 2010 I started gardening for other people. I completed a RHS Certificate in Horticulture and realised that not only do I love plants, but that I can help others make positive changes in their gardens and create the gardens of their dreams!
I’m based in Surrey and work mainly in the surrounding areas.