Why I design gardens? I am interested in the organisation of external space, the effect of light and shadow and the exciting drama created by contrasts.
I like the idea of the garden as a retreat, a restful and refreshing place and especially a place of visual delight.
Designing a garden is a problem-solving activity and therefore challenging. A garden, unlike a picture or piece of sculpture is never finished, it is dynamic, living and unpredictable and should engage all the senses of the user. It should be a place of sheer delight.
The satisfaction of the productive plot, the beauty of plants and the intellectual pleasure that can be derived from gardens are all reasons why I design and look after gardens.