Creating outside spaces you’ll want to stay in
My ambition is to create beautiful and functional outside spaces of the highest quality, that deliver atmosphere and strength of form in abundance. Whether designing a country garden with a strong visual link to the landscape beyond, or a tiny urban courtyard crying out for greening, my aim is to offer you a real sense of connection, mind, body and soul to the Landscape. In connecting with the land we connect with ourselves, and it is at this point that we might be moved to experience the spiritual dimension of a place in which Nature reflects Truth. It is here that we might experience a sense of the thinness between the material and the immaterial world.
The approach I take is often sculptural, and my outside spaces are characterised by a strong sense of line and form which is softened by the use of a mixture of ornamental grasses and perennials. Simplicity, distillation and attention to detail are my guiding principles, and the results are contemporary spaces, often with a bold sense of modernity, but which are always tempered by a sensitivity to context, history and ecology.