Recent Projects

The Apple Garden, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde

A community garden for the largest Home Zone project in Scotland, focused on a specially commissioned piece of public art, a bronze sculpture entitled 'Future in Hand'. The garden incorporates a stone maze set into the lawn, seating, a small orchard and decorative planting.This garden was opened in March 2006.

A cottage garden in Silverton, near Exeter

My client has recently moved into this large cottage and would like her garden to be more interesting, including a shady place to sit and a shed to store tools.The garden is open, sunny and private but it needs a stronger structure, bringing together disparate features. Her last garden was a woodland garden and this one gives her the chance to grow a different range of plants.

A large Garden, Taunton

A new design for a large garden in Trull, near Taunton, Somerset which has been occasioned by improvements to the house. The design includes a large patio paved in York stone with steps up through terraced beds to the main garden with a lawn and pergola and ,beyond it, a less formal woodland garden and rill. The clients particularly like the gardens of the Alhambra and of Hestercombe and the design draws on references from both. This garden was completed in spring 2006 and greatly enjoyed over the summer.It is extraordinary how well established it looks already.

The Tuckwell Commemorative Garden, Kings School, Taunton

Commissioned by the old boys to mark the 125th anniversery of the school, this garden recalls a teaching garden set up on the site by Rev. William Tuckwell in the 1860s.It contains a central pond and large beds filled with a range of ornamental plants drawn from different plant families, to continue the teaching element. Normally will be used for quiet conversations and relaxation but the large deck allows for social occasions and performances. The garden was opened on Speech Day 2006.