Tales and trials of becoming a garden designer starting with a year of studying Residential Landscape Architecture (Garden Design to you and me!), at the Oxford College of Garden Design in 2009/2010 year group.
An unexpected jaunt to Elmstead Market and to the fabulous gardens of plantswoman Beth Chatto. The gardens look spectacular at this time of year which was a pleasant surprise. I had been in late May last year and was sadly disappointed by the very bedraggled looking dry gardens. This season though it was looking stunning and full of life and vigour. The dell also looked wonderful with the marshy pond edge plantings inspiring my next projects - also has a large set of ponds.
I promised myself no plants and managed to come away with only 5 which is a remarkable achievement in self restraint!