I’ve loved gardens and gardening since I was a child. I’ve been fortunate in having the opportunity to design, build and plant several of my own gardens mostly starting from scratch (retaining a few feature plants, trees and structures – it’s amazing what you can do with an Andersons shelter).

I studied design at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design and worked for many years in the theatre where I collaborated with other artists, sculptors and designers. This background has given me a good understanding of how to make creative use of colour, texture, form and space in my garden designs.

In many ways, a garden is not dissimilar to a theatre set – it should, of course, convey the atmosphere and character you want to achieve (whether romantic, dramatic, peaceful or fun) but it must also work in a practical way for your family, visitors and pets.