I was born in Kenya & spent most of my childhood abroad, living in many different countries, some exotic, some not so. All of them contributed to my awareness of the importance of our surroundings & how tailoring them to suit us, can enhance our lives considerably.
I trained in horticulture at Merrist Wood College in Surrey in 1989-92. Afterwards I worked as a gardener, learning more about plants & gardens, returning to Merrist Wood in 1996-97 to study garden design.
Over the years I’ve worked as a Designer & Gardener in different types of horticulture.
I’ve designed many gardens, big & small, including two small Show Gardens at The Hampton Court Garden Show.
I’ve also taught gardening to amateur gardeners and planting design to professional Garden Designers.
My writing has included a book ‘ Planting Design Essentials’ and articles for magazines including The English Garden and The Garden Design Journal. I’m a full member of The Garden Media Guild.