About Briony

 

It all started when I was a toddler out in all weathers helping my Mum in the garden every day and now I am a Qualified Garden Designer (The Cotswold Gardening School & London College of Garden Design) and trained Horticulturalist (Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire).  I am a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).  I am passionate about horticulture and how good design can transform a space.

Award winning design: 

2019 Beijing Horticultural Expo: UK Garden and Pavilion 

AIPH Grand Award for International Outdoor Gardens, and Gold prize for the best garden.

2018 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park for The Penumbra.

RHS Gold, 'Best Back to Back Garden', 'Best Construction' and 'People's Choice' 

2018 Blenheim Palace Flower Show 

Gold and 'Best in Show' 

As an avid gardener and plantsperson, I have always been interested in providing habitats and planting to support pollinators. This led me to study the RHS Level 2 & 3 Diplomas in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture, which has further fuelled my obsession with plants!  In 2019 studied at the London College of Garden Design (LCGD) to undertake their new course in Construction Design. Early 2021 I undertook a short course in Resilient, Sustainable and Ecological Design.

 

Previous practical experiences have included horticultural volunteering with the National Trust and a year long Work and Retrain as a Gardener (WRAG) placement under the Head Gardener in a large country estate.

 

These have influenced the way I design a space, to not only be beautiful, but practical to maintain. Working for 20 years in the NHS both as a clinician and within management has given me a breadth of experience in listening to clients and being able to manage complex projects to budget.

 

My family and friends have always called me "Bee", so in 2017 I set up my business Bee's Gardens.

When I'm not working, I love travelling the world for inspiration and spending time on my allotment.

Briony Doubleday Garden Designer Oxford