Multi Award Winning Garden Design

As seen on the BBC’s Your Garden Made Perfect

Pavestone Preferred Designer

Finding inspiration from nature

Visiting gardens was a family activity from an early age, further encouraged by most of the time at home being spent outdoors. In terms of hobbies, everything stemmed from art! Drawing detailed flower sketches, and painting from photos of gardens visited was where it began.

Wanting to transform the hobby into a career was the goal! I have now been designing and building gardens for over 20 years, and Garden Design continues to harness the same passion as it did back then.

Garden Design

A garden is a canvas where nature meets creativity. As a garden designer, I take pride in crafting spaces that reflect the unique style and personality of each homeowner. Whether it’s a serene retreat filled with tranquil water features or a vibrant space bursting with colorful blooms, my goal is to create a garden that not only complements your home but also enhances your quality of life. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating an outdoor sanctuary that resonates with your dreams and aspirations.

“Your garden design will be unique to you and your property. Your garden will stand out and you will be the envy of your neighbours”

Working on bespoke projects means that I have a wide range of experience in different sites, styles, features and materials. Over the years I have mostly concentrated on private gardens for individual clients, but quite often work on public spaces including University Campus’s, Hospital Sites, Business Headquarters and Botanical Gardens.

Garden Design includes a wide range of ingredients, and each detail requires comprehension. Whether working on a private or public spaces, design packs include details on a variety of information from materials through to plants. Using hand drawn techniques to create plans, sections and 3D images (on request).

We cover all aspects of garden, planting design & soft landscaping

Soft Landscaping

  • Tree Planting
  • Shrubs, Perennials, Herbaceous planting
  • Wild flowers, Seeding & Bulbs
  • Hedging
  • Aquatic/Bog Planting
  • Pots, Planter & Troughs
  • TopSoils/Subsoils
  • Turfing
  • Irrigation Systems

Design Work

  • Garden Design
  • Special Feature Design
  • Planting Design
  • Technical/Construction Drawings
  • 3D Drawings
  • Product Information & Moodboards
  • Design Specifications
  • Artist Impressions

Preferred Designer

In the world of garden design, every element plays a pivotal role in creating a harmonious and functional outdoor space. As a Preferred Designer for Pavestone, I have access to a wide range of high-quality materials that can bring any garden vision to life.

For RHS Tatton in 2023, I chose Amalfi paving for its elegant and durable qualities, ensuring that the garden not only looks exquisite but also stands the test of time. It’s these details that transform a garden from a mere plot of plants to a living work of art.

Garden Shows and Events

I love to take part in Garden Shows and Events. This year sees an adventurous Show Garden at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, celebrating 20 years for me at the show. Not only that, but the show itself is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2024.

I have designed and worked on over 40 Show Gardens during this time, at most of the RHS Events, BBC Gardeners World, Gardening Scotland, Ascot Spring Show and also a few International Events such as the Besiktas Flower Show and the Horticultural Expo Beijing.

Sharing knowledge and 

Whilst studying I was fortunate to meet so many people that would later prove to become valued colleagues, who still teach me a thing or too! Wanting to pass on my experiences and give back to the industry, I give various talks and short courses on a regular basis.

Writing and presenting a Garden Design Diploma course through to a range of Short Courses on Garden Design, Drawing and even Floral Design. (Floral Design and Floristry is something that I have studied and practiced over the years, running alongside my horticultural ventures – still creating various floral tributes for events such as weddings when commissioned).

Your Garden Made Perfect

You may recognise me from various TV and Media appearances with the latest showcasing my designs as one of the members of the Garden Design Team on the BBC’s “Your Garden Made Perfect”.

The programme features Pip Probert, Helen Elks-Smith, Manoj Malde, Joel Bird, Tom Massey, Tayshan Hayden-Smith, Oliver Bond, and Steve Williams, with Angela Scanlon presenting.

I was able to create practical gardens demonstrating everyday materials, used in a bespoke way, creating gardens unique to each client.

A wonderful experience and one I hope to repeat in the future, to continue allowing people to understand the design process better.

Click below to see clips from the show

Client Testimonials

Best money we ever spent on the whole house project. We love the garden so much and it is always admired by anyone who comes round.

Geoff, West Kirby

Received the pack today…. WOW!!!!!!

Sue, Congleton

The design was creative and your presentation was excellent.

Janette, Hoylake

The design is so much better than I could ever have imagined and has been a real transformation.

Sandra, Fallowfield

Thanks so much, we’re all really excited to see the scheme come to fruition! The kids were most impressed with your drawings and want to frame Option C when we move in!

Jessica, Alderley Edge