Born in Yorkshire, my first job as a teenager was growing plants in a commercial nursery. Gardening has remained part of my life from that time.
My background is design with broad commercial and private sector experience over twenty five years with project management skills including, contractor and budget management experience, working in the combined areas of garden design and build and property refurbishment. Skills are design, planning applications, space planning, and a love and knowledge of plants and planting design. Building projects in London, the south east, and south west. Gardens Projects in London the South East and south west..
I studied Fine Art and sculpture and developed a particular love for constructing large metal pieces conceived to sit within the landscape. A period designing furniture and lighting for bars and clubs in London followed. During this time I conceived and developed an idea for Big Sky Studios a West London drive - in, progressive, service focused Photographic Studio, successful managing partner for 7 years and continued to design and manufacture furniture and lighting.
Horticulture beckoned, I retrained at The London College of Garden Design, Kew and been focused on designing and building gardens since 2014.