Gardens have always been a sanctuary for their owners, and by creating an eco-garden you can also create a sanctuary for the natural world. Our gardens are our first point of contact with nature – but most gardens have evolved into highly unnatural and unsustainable places. They are generally dominated by the monoculture of the lawn; the plants are likely to be exotic species of little value to native wildlife; they are treated with horticultural chemicals, and rely on energy-hungry tools and machinery. An eco garden seeks to become sustainable by choosing plants suited to the site conditions, creating habitats for wildlife, conserving water and energy, and using organic, permacultural and biodynamic methods.
Your eco garden design will:
- Show how your garden can be used to its full potential
- Ensure that the garden is developed in harmony with nature
- Create a beautiful space for all the family to enjoy
- Identify appropriate areas for the various functions and elements in your design
- Integrate the needs and requirements of various family members
- Plan for recreation, relaxation and social activities
- Increase the value of your property
- Ensure that the work is carried out to your satisfaction
- Save you time and effort and avoid the risk of costly mistakes
- Allow work to be phased according to budget
The grounds around commercial buildings, such as offices, hotels, restaurants and pubs, are extremely valuable, yet often their full potential is never realised. Seen through the eyes of clients and customers (and even the staff!) many premises appear disappointing and uninspiring. A well-designed external space is an asset in creating the right image and also a potential source of additional income for many businesses.
I have a wealth of experience both in this country and abroad of creating commercial gardens and landscapes that are not only bold, beautiful and functional but are also designed in harmony with nature.
Public spaces – be they parks in towns and villages, playing fields, adventure playgrounds or memorial gardens – offer huge scope for ecological design. Their scale allows habitats for wildlife to be easily integrated with the required facilities for people, and naturalistic design allows the creation of inspiring spaces which nurture the human spirit.
Organic Edible Gardens
Having been associated with organic growing all my life, I have always taken a keen interest in its promotion. I also include elements of biodynamics and permaculture in my designs. I have designed kitchen gardens for a wide range of clients and my Edible Garden Design Service creates inspirational spaces which are a combination of the aesthetic and the practical. These are sometimes referred to as Potager Gardens.