planting design

I design planting plans for existing borders and containers that are easy to maintain, kind to the environment and most importantly, beautiful throughout the seasons.

This may be the option for you, if you are looking to rejuvenate your garden without changing the layout or hard landscaping. Looking closely at the conditions in your garden including soil type and aspect, I can develop a planting scheme that will make you fall in love with your garden all over again. 

By choosing plants that suit the conditions of your garden, and developing a detailed care plan for them as they settle in, the result is gardens that are:


  1. low maintenance

  2. productive

  3. friendly to the environment

  4. drought tolerant 

  5. beautiful places to be!

This is achieved by developing communities of plants, layered vertically as well as across the garden, that work together to retain moisture and nutrients in the soil. This reduces the amount of watering and feeding required. The designs use natural succession and plants selected for their hardiness in British winters to ensure interest throughout the year, whether this is through long-lasting blooms in spring and summer, or structural seedheads and foliage in autumn and winter. A focus is put on choosing plants that have received the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM), and are therefore recommended by experts for British gardens. 


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