I grew up with parents who grew all sorts of fruit and veg and who took us on holiday to the same wild spot for more than 10 years, where we’d roam free range for much of the day. There we learned all the names of plants and animals as well as inventing all kinds of adventures that we would play out on the beach, streams or abandoned buildings. This I took for granted and this experience was a tremendous influence on what I learned at school and later university.
I have always been interested in how people interact with their environment and how we play.
Play is essential in performance, especially in live theatre and a sense of play is vital if you want to create a garden that truly makes the most of the space and resources available. I love exploring spaces and find the curiosity needed to approach a performance is very much the same as that needed to develop a garden design.
There is now so much evidence to show us that being outside and in a green living space is not just good for us; it is essential to our growth and health.I take great pleasure in what I do and in creating beautiful spaces for my clients.