BA Hons degree in Garden design
National Diploma in horticulture
Royal Horticultural Society award winning designer
I have always strived to be the best in what I do and I realized from an early age that I needed to study this vast topic to fully understand this industry. I spent 3 years studying a horticultural diploma, which gave me the enthusiasm to train in Garden design and in 2003 I achieved a Garden Design degree at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.
I set my sights high after completing my degree and managed to get accepted to design and build an award-winning garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Tatton Park Flower Show. Immediately after this I was offered by the BBC to work alongside some of the best in the industry. I spent 15 years using my garden design and horticultural skills working on programmes such as BBC Gardeners’ World, BBC Garden Rescue and Love your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh. I worked alongside gardening presenters such as Monty Don, Charlie Dimmock, Carol Klien, Chris Beardshaw, James Wong, Joe Swift and the Rich brothers. I was the horticultural advisor, garden designer and managed garden builds. These presenters relied on my garden design skills and plant knowledge on a weekly basis. More than 2.5 million viewers watched the content each week, so my standards needed to be of the highest quality. During this time I also annually worked at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, working alongside some of the best Landscape Architects and Garden Designers in the industry.
I have travelled extensively and have been fortunate enough to work with the BBC observing gardens and plants in their natural habitat across the World. I have always been inspired by nature and the natural world and in 2018 I moved with my family to Nelson in New Zealand to start yet another chapter in our life. While my family get to enjoy the freedom and the amazing scenery this country has to offer, I get the opportunity to design gardens and landscapes in this amazing place.