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, particuarly for dementia, more actively used. This was a thought provoking and inspiring journey with the findings published in 2016 within our ‘Care Culture Map and Handbook’ tool. We have also been widely published in both the Care and Design sectors. The results of our work are shared through our joint company ‘Step Change Design‘ where more information can be found about what we did, what we found out and how this can support both Care homes and Designers.
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.”