Blog articles from December, 2014

  • pommery eye garden 2012

    The 360 degree views are gently obscured and framed by a pure white metropolis of rectangles, white flowers, apple blossoms and simple greenery. The foliage and white cityscape are perfectly…

    • 3rd December 2014
  • rhs chelsea flower show 2007

    At the time CRUK were running a campaign entitled ‘Together we will beat cancer’ and I used the word ‘Together’ for inspiration.  I designed a piece of sculpture made from…

    • 2nd December 2014
  • docklands

    Our client in his late twenties wanted a garden where he could entertain friends and ‘toast marshmallows’ so we gave him a gas firepit, a hot tub and a putting…

    • 30th November 2014
  • rhs chelsea flower show 2006

    Working with this charity was immensely satisfying as they perform such valuable work which touches so many people.  I used the garden to highlight three habits which have been shown…

    • 28th November 2014
  • chimney roof garden

    The advent of large sliding doors has transformed gardens as they become constantly on display and have to look good day and night all year round. Plants of course contribute…

    • 27th November 2014
  • fulham palace

    A former Bishops Palace, this is a hidden gem on the banks of the Thames in London.  This was home to the Bishops of London from the 11th century until…

    • 17th November 2014
  • rhs chelsea flower show 2005

    I always want a garden to be intriguing and engaging and if I can make people stop and think then I consider it a success.  Here the voids within the…

    • 14th November 2014
  • rhs chelsea flower show 2001

    My first Chelsea garden was a baptism of fire and sponsored by a shampoo for men with thinning hair so it was always going to be an unusual journey. I…

    • 10th November 2014
  • ‘urban greening’ future gardens 2009

    This conceptual garden show sadly only survived for one year and has not been replaced.  Essentially these were gardens with a message to deliver or were based on a single…

    • 9th November 2014
  • pavilion terrace

    The main terrace overlooks the cricket ground at Lords in north London.  Both bedrooms and living spaces lead onto it so I divided up and defined the space with planted…

    • 5th November 2014