Quite simply – I love gardens.  Certainly, there’s nothing like relaxing in a tranquil garden at the end of a busy day.  Or as satisfying as pottering in the garden and seeing things grow.  I enjoy visiting gardens to gain ideas and inspiration.  Some of my favourites include the parklands of Castle Howard and the walled garden at Alnwick.  In contrast, I also love to visit private gardens like those opened through Scotland’s Garden Scheme.  There are some real jewels out there! 

Having gained a degree in Geography, I worked in the construction industry as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for two decades.  Eventually, I decided to build on my passion for gardens and formally train as a garden designer.  I therefore studied at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh gaining a Diploma in Garden Design with Distinction.  The culmination of this course saw my show garden design win a Silver Gilt medal at Gardening Scotland (

After that, I established Artisan Garden Design to help people like you make the best possible use of their outdoor spaces.  Above all I can create gardens to suit any situation, taste or budget.  It’s so rewarding helping clients to see their garden in a whole new light.  Likewise, helping to solve tricky garden problems is immensely satisfying! 

As a result of my surveying background I have technical expertise in measuring and drawing gardens.  In addition, I have years of experience in liaising with contractors to make sure my designs are constructed to a high standard and provide value for money.

In short, I believe that every garden has the potential to be wonderful.

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