A boutique design and maintenance practice - we care about sustainably managing the world we live in, and take pride in crafting beautiful worlds for our clients. Our philosophy is to create considered landscape interventions, and ecologically mindful planting designs that elegantly, and quietly, fit with their surrounds. To achieve a balance of beauty and functionality Taryn seeks to foster strong relationships with stakeholders, taking time to understand and interpret a client's specific needs and desires through careful consultation.
Based in North London, with a dedicated design space in Central London, Taryn is a garden and landscape designer, experienced horticulturalist, and pre-registered member of the Society for Garden Designers.
Taryn grew up in Australia's Yarra Valley - traditional lands of Wurundjeri and an alliance of Kulin nations. Her family lived on a little farm with a large orchard. She ate peaches and nectarines in summer and picked blackberries in autumn. Obsessed with horses she finally convinced her parents to get a pony and she rode around pretending to be stockman... with no stock...
In 1999 she set off as a backpacker to London looking for streets paved with gold. The streets were mostly paved with chicken grease. She never left.
After studying for a BA Hons Ethics and Women's Studies Taryn spent ten years working in UK Universities before changing direction and following her hands into horticulture. She had rented a flat with an unloved garden full of blackberries, and those childhood memories lit a garden fuse - latent for all those years. After studying horticulture through the RHS, she attended Capel Manor College to complete a Certificate in landscape design.
Taryn gained early horticultural experience in London's Garden Museum, and award winning show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show for Robert Barker Landscape Design. In 2016 she set up her own practice - gardening for clients, and winning awards for excellent service, as she built her design portfolio.
A magpie, Taryn grabs cues and influences from everywhere: personal style, philosophical leanings, design inspiration. Early stints working at Liberty London and volunteering for Central Saint Martin's Museum helped galvanise an already eclectic sense of style and honed her understanding of British art and design.
Every style has a place - every client is different. Taryn's skill is in combining a client's needs and wishes with a garden's unique sense of place. She is always seeking to create elegant and thoughtful gardens that delight her clients, and flourish in harmony with their setting. Her goal is to bring her clients joy by creating environments of beauty and repose.