I am a Qualified Garden Designer (The Cotswold Gardening School, Gloucestershire) and trained Horticulturalist (Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire). I am passionate about horticulture and how good design can transform a space.
Award winning design: RHS Gold, 'Best Back to Back Garden', 'Best Construction' and 'People's Choice' at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park July 2018 and Gold and 'Best in Show' at Blenheim Palace Flower Show June 2018 for The Penumbra.
As an avid gardener and plants person, 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! This year I am heading to the London College of Garden Design (LCGD) to undertake their new course in Construction 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.
Putting all of these skills together led me to set up Bee's Gardens in 2017.
When I'm not working, I love travelling the world for inspiration and spending time on my allotment.