As a child I was raised in south eastern Australia's Yarra Valley where my family had space, animals, and a large orchard.

In 1999 I moved to London where I have since lived.












In my early London years I worked for Liberty of London, Charbonnel et Walker and Monmouth Coffee Company while completing a BA Hons Ethics and Women's Studies. I fell in love with horticulture, plants and design. I am a qualified landscape designer and gardener with RHS and design qualifications from Capel Manor College.

Before starting my own garden design business in 2016 I worked for ten years in UK universities delivering award winning client services. I gained early horticultural experience maintaining the gardens of London's Garden Museum, and have since worked on award winning show gardens at Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Show for Robert Barker Garden and Landscape Design.

Style I admire: David Bowie, Luis Barragán, Peggy Guggenheim, Vivienne Westwood. Personal heroes, no particular order: Luce Irigaray, Patsy Stone, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Iris Apfel, Beth Chatto, Rowena Cade, Ken Done, Radiohead, the Two Fat Ladies, Gilbert and George, Vita Sackville-West. 

I now also create one-off jewellery pieces and small homewares in polymer clay. I welcome commissions.

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