I have been designing gardens across Norfolk since moving here in 2013. Taking projects from an initial client brief to a full design package and project managing the whole build process.
From 2009 until 2014 I worked as a full time gardener and garden designer as a partner in Jury and Braham. Projects included schools, private gardens, streetscapes and communal gardens.
I first became serious about gardening when I felt compelled to ‘Guerilla Garden’ the run down communal gardens of the estate where I lived. This soon became legitimate when I set up a resident's gardening group (mainly consisting of very enthusiastic children). The Estate came First in Islington in Bloom’s Residential category soon after received a London in Bloom Highly Commended Award.
I have appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh Show and the gardens were also featured on BBC’s Countryfile programme and have featured in the RHS magazine ‘The Garden’ and the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
I studied at Central St Martin’s and Camberwell College of Art and Design and gained a BA Joint Honours in Fine Art and Design, following this I studied a City & Guilds in Adult Teaching and spent a year tutoring Fine Art Sculpture students at Kensington and Chelsea College part-time. Ten years were spent working as an Architectural Recruitment Consultant at AMSA, as a Director. During this time I trained in Horticulture at Capel Manor College, Regents Park, gaining a City and Guilds in Amenity Horticulture and an RHS Certificate in Horticulture.
I have also taught Garden Design and Horticulture at Easton College, Norfolk.