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landscape design

I work with clients to realise their ideas for a place. Starting with a survey of the site, I translate the original idea into a sketch design, then detailed detailed design drawings and the tender package for pricing the work. Working with landscape contractors, I then manage the construction and planting to completion.

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HARDSCAPE DESIGN

I design and specify hard landscape including paving and sustainable drainage, steps, walls and other landscape structures.

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Planting design

Plants are my passion. I create planting schemes with a sense of place and a feeling for ecology that will look beautiful all year round with minimal maintenance and energy inputs.

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Green roofs

I understand green roofs because I put one on my house. I work with architects to design, specify and install green roofs on new and existing buildings. A green roof insulates the building underneath from temperature extremes, prolongs the life of the roof, stores and delays rain runoff, intercepts pollution, provides a home for plants and animals and gives beauty to humans in unexpected places.

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landscape management

Landscape design is more than just design. Gardens and landscapes exist in the fourth dimension of time and never stand still. I help clients to plan the short- and long-term management of landscapes in order to realise a vision for a place and make the most of available resources.