I’m a garden designer and gardener based in Edinburgh. My style is strongly focused on planting design rather than hard landscaping, though I work with an excellent local Edinburgh landscaper to add features where needed.
The projects I’ve worked on range in scale from a planting list for a small border that needs perking up to designing an entirely new garden in an empty quarter-acre plot. See my project gallery for examples of my previous work.
Noun. A planticrub was a type of small dry-stoned walled garden/enclosure, designed as a nursery area for kale seedlings in the Shetland Islands. Also crub or, in Unst, crö or plantiecrö.
I was introduced to gardening watching my parents and grandparents in Shetland, the elements often against them, creating beautiful gardens through careful plant choices and tenacity.
A few years after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art I realised that I could combine my growing love of gardening and my creativity by studying garden design. I love being outdoors and getting my hands in the soil and I’m passionate about the environmental impact more green spaces can have for our wildlife.
I have studied horticulture theory and practice, gardening for wildlife and organic gardening as well as spending 3 months at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew doing a horitcultural internship in the Rock Garden. I have worked at Kevock Garden Plants, specialist growers of alpine, woodland and bog plants near Edinburgh. Most recently I have exhibited at Gardening Scotland (in 2015 and 2018) both times winning a bronze medal.