Thanks for your interest in my site. My name’s Richard, I have been a keen gardener for many years with qualifications as a professional garden designer gaining a much coveted Distinction Diploma in Garden Design and Landscaping from Easton College, Norfolk. I was awarded a Gold Medal Award, with a small team of fellow students, for my Show Garden at the 2017 Easton College Show. Adept at producing planting plans and hard landscaping details in both hand drawn and computerised 3D imagery, I can bring the garden design to life before going ahead with the installation.
With additional qualifications in RHS level 2 Practical Horticulture and working towards the highly recognised RHS level 3 standard, I have an excellent grounding in horticulture knowledge to back up my design and mapping skills. In addition to taking on my own garden design commissions, I also work part time as a specialist garden design professional for a highly recognised garden design company, Timothy Garden Design. I continue to develop my Horticulture skills through contract work at the world famous RHS partner garden, The Vicarage Gardens, in East Ruston, Norfolk setting out planting schemes, arranging displays and general plantcare and maintenance.
Although I have always been a keen and knowledgeable gardener, I have a wide ranging work experience from which to draw experience and inspiration. In my previous career spanning nearly 20 years, graduating with a MSc in Environment and Development in 1999, I worked as Environmental Science Manager for a multinational company overseeing a large team of environmental scientists producing ecological maps of the seabed on a worldwide basis.
I have performed a large number of interesting and challenging projects as a garden designer including large-scale Mediterranean and English Cottage gardens, commercial projects including a care home and urban jungle style projects including shady and winter garden aspects. All my gardens are designed to be both aesthetically and ecologically pleasing, with winter interest and year round fragrance.
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