Higher National Certificate (HNC with Distinction) in
Garden Design from North Down and Ards Institute of Further and Higher
Certificate (with Distinction) in Horticulture from Queens
Design Student of the Year’ award.
heavily involved in the design and build of the Gold medal winning NDAI
exhibition garden at the 2006 Garden Show Ireland, in the King’s Hall,
Belfast. The judges included Bunny Guinness, Dermot O’Neill, John
Cushnie and Cherrie McIlwaine.
for a large country garden or an intimate courtyard, I offer a
sympathetic to its location, from traditional to modern and
contemporary. The focus is on structure, shape and proportions to
achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing design with
logical progression and movement throughout the garden. My designs
offer simplicity and elegance, characterised by their strong and
confident layout, complemented by natural materials with exquisite
planting. With a passion for plants and a wide plant knowledge,
I am able to suggest more unusual varieties where they would be
suitable, bringing the garden to life with their colour, scent,
texture, form and year-round impact.
I am a member of Carrickfergus Garden Society, Ballyrobert
Cottage Gardening Club and the Irish Garden Plant Society, which assists
in the conservation of garden plants, especially those raised in
Ireland. Also I have Friend membership of the Garden and Landscape