I began gardening from an early age and have always had a passion for nature, wildlife, plants and art. My business was created in 2004 following qualifying in Garden Design and Horticulture at Sparsholt College, Hampshire.
I love to find exciting design solutions and creating gardens that are truly loved. Building a close relationship with my Clients is important to me and ensures that the resulting design is both thoughtful and often has a very personal touch.
I believe that gardens and the outdoors can, and should, improve and touch people’s lives. I have designed a wide range of gardens including: traditional, urban, wildlife and contemporary gardens. I have also carried out some more unusual projects including: hospital and care home gardens, pub gardens, a small public space and memorial gardens.
Unusually, I am able to work up an idea with my Client’s, actively involving them in the process. This can be both an exciting and thought provoking approach for all involved.
During 2013, along with fellow Designer Mark Rendell, we carried out a research project into what makes care setting gardens more actively used, particularly for people living with dementia. This large scale project was both thought provoking and inspiring and led to the publications of a series of books and tools for the Care and Design sector under the title ‘Why don’t we go into the garden?’ These books, and further resources and support, can be found via ‘Step Change Design‘ website.
Debbie is a Registered Designer within the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), a trade body promoting professional standards, requiring members to have demonstrated their ability to a panel of experts and to carry out all work within their code of conduct.”
Further information on Debbie and her wider work and publications can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcgardendesigns/