A feature for the UNHCR 'Border Control' Garden in the July issue of Gardens Illustrated. See the finished garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show from the 5th - 10th July 2016.
Read my 'What Are You Working On' feature in the June issue of the Garden Design Journal here >
In this months Pro Landscaper magazine you will find an article focusing on my SGD award winning designs, how I got into the industry and my future plans. Click the image to enlarge >
Pro Landscaper Magazine asked me and other '30 Under 30' winners to write a paragraph about our biggest challenge of 2015. Read my answer below -
"2015’s biggest challenge was designing and entering a conceptual show garden for RHS Hampton Court 2016.
Unlike traditional show gardens, conceptual gardens are often more about ideas, less about immaculate construction and a beautiful aesthetic. The concept has to be clear and the message decipherable by the general public. It is an interesting challenge trying to distill a conceptual theme into a garden setting.
Getting the garden accepted was the first challenge, finding sponsorship to get it built the second. Luckily we managed to find a charity that understood the idea and loved the concept. 2016 brings the challenge of building the garden and bringing it to life!"
The March editions of Pro Landscaper Magazine and The SGD Garden Design Journal both feature articles on the SGD awards including my two winning designs.
Two articles previewed the UNHCR 'Border Control' Garden in today's Evening Standard newspaper. BBC London News also ran a short piece about the design on their 6.30pm and 10.30pm programmes.
The garden will be appearing at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show on the 5th-10th July 2016. Purchase tickets for the show here.
I am very excited to finally be able to announce that the UNHCR 'Border Control' Garden - will be appearing at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show - 5th-10th July 2016. Designed in collaboration with John Ward, built by Landform Consultants and sponsored by the charity UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency - the garden highlights the current refugee crisis and the desperate risks many people take to find shelter.
Read more about the conceptual garden in the RHS press release here.
I am delighted to have won both the residential and commercial category of the hotly contested 'Society of Garden Designers - Student Awards'. Having my work singled out and praised by judges Sarah Eberle and Cleve West, both multiple award-winning designers, was an honour. To see my winning designs click here.
Residential award - what the judges said: “A clear winner that demonstrates that he can handle complex scales and architectural styles. A great sense of proportion and subtle organisation of the space. He has cleverly taken the architecture of the house in to the landscape with great results. Feels like a garden that will evolve beautifully."
Commercial award - what the judges said: “A good honest design. Conceptually interesting and well laid out. A very clean design that deals with the space with confidence. Sensitive use of historical landscape and a sophisticated approach to the handling of the space."
In anticipation of The Society of Garden Designers awards at the end of the month, 3 of my designs featured in the January edition of the SGD's Garden Design Journal.
Pro Landscaper magazine have named me as one of 30 people under 30 years of age who show outstanding potential to succeed in the Landscape Industry. They were apparently inundated with entries, with the final thirty landscapers featured in the November issue of the Magazine.
I am very pleased to have been nominated three times for the SGD Student Awards with two nominations in the residential category and one in the commercial category. The full list of nominations can be viewed here. The awards ceremony will be held in January when the winners will be announced.
My entry for the Jacksons Fencing competition for a show garden at Hampton Court Flower Show 2015 was awarded runner up. The judging panel included senior members of the Society of Garden Designers and the RHS as well as the MD of Jacksons Fencing. The feedback I received was very positive: "It is obvious that you put a massive amount of time, hard work and effort in the idea. It was very beautifully presented and showed a lot of imagination and creativity". You can read more about the competition and the other runners up by clicking here.