My approach to garden design
Using a concept to achieve a style delivers a strong and bold design as the finished product. I apply this approach to all my work, which means each project is completely different to the next, ensuring a space is particular to the user. Key principles to desiging a garden or outdoor space are balance, unity and movement which provide harmony and interest overall.
A concept is developed whilst getting to know my client, their wishes and the garden itself. I gather inspirational pictures, visit gardens and search through one of the many design books I have. I am also inspired by my favourite designers and plants:
My favourite garden designers:
- Tom Stuart Smith - For elegance and outstanding unity of design
- Roberto Burle Marx (Brazilian) - For such bold and defined approaches
- Martha Swartchz - For completely unique and unusual conceptual gardens.
My Favourite Plants: Very difficult to list but here are a few I love
- Dicksonia Antarctica
- Muhlenbeckia complexa
- Musa basoo
- Cedrus deodora pendula
- Alcea or otherwise known as Hollyhocks
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