Teaching and consulting on horticulture and garden design

Snowdrops in the spring

36 years of garden design

After 36 years of continuous garden design, I am now restricting my activities to teaching and consulting.

Thank you to all the garden owners who have made garden design such a wonderful job. I can’t let go completely of course – a fondness for gardens hangs around like bindweed.

So please take a look and see if I can help you design your own garden.

Somerset country garden in summer


I am still very happy to visit and discuss your garden with you, but this time you get to take the notes.

Teaching, courses and tutorials

For the last 15 years I have been teaching horticulture and garden design to both amateur gardeners and professionals. This is fascinating and rewarding work. It keeps me out of the rain and up to date with new ideas so I’m looking forward to having more time to develop some new courses.

You can also watch my video tutorials.

Garden featuring large sumac in autumn colours in foreground
Garden in winter frost

Postal/email service

If you need some assistance choosing the right plants for your soil but you are able to do the digging yourself - help is at hand.