winter shapes

Someone said to me recently how boring and drab winter is in England. Growing up in Australia I am always amazed at the way winter pares down the landscape in Sussex, throwing up new shapes that summer foliage obscures and casting the world in that crisp steel blue light. Warm blooded life seems that much more precious and winter spaces make me reflex how everything that is living will die – making life feel like its made of fragile spun glass.

Below is the bright rude health of yellow Mahonia, flowering early this year, the rust patterns of a fire bowl left out in the rain, Xmas rose and of a recent frost that was as think as a crust of snow




By |2019-03-28T18:32:28+00:00January 25th, 2015|Blog, Inspiration From Nature|Comments Off on winter shapes

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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.