Cherries and Cemeteries

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This church and cemetery can be found on Petworth high road in West Sussex.

I love this combination of old stone, old bones in the ground and the freshest, delicate blossom.

In Japan the spring cherry blossoms symbolized the ephemeral nature of life, ‘mono no aware’, the ” bittersweet pathos of things”.

For over 1000 years the Japanese have practised the art of Hanumi, picnicing under Cherry trees when they are in blossom and every spring the nation follows the gradual blossom of the cherry trees as the flowering season travels northward.



By |2019-03-28T18:12:47+00:00April 26th, 2015|Blog, Flowers|Comments Off on Cherries and Cemeteries

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.