The primary influence on my style of gardening has been growing up on a Cotswold farm, surrounded by Cotswold stone in its natural environment.
With dry stone walling as a central theme, an emphasis on using natural materials has grown to include many kinds of stone (granite sets, Indian sandstone, glacial boulders and more), hardwoods, cedar, larch or green oak, as well as occasional wrought iron work.
A recurring theme in my work is water gardening, from wildlife ponds to formal water features.
The use of traditional materials and techniques is complemented by a contemporary design style, which combines to create something modern but antiquitous.
I welcome clients’ involvement in a project, making their garden personal to them, whether it be adding a piece of driftwood, or an unusual item from a reclamation yard. Their continued interest in a project has real benefits after the designer has left.