I have always had a strong passion for gardening since I was a child having been born in Ireland where my Grandmother had a magical walled garden and grew cut flowers for the local florists and weekly market. I went onto study English & History at the University of Birmingham and briefly worked in publishing before re-training as a gardener and Landscape Architect. I have been practising as a landscape and garden designer since 1996 and set up my own practice in 2006 specialising in both country and urban gardens. I enjoy working closely with my clients and treat every project as a unique design process.
Key Skills and Aptitudes
- Landscape and garden design with a thorough knowledge of contemporary and historic gardens in Europe.
- Horticultural expertise: thorough temperate plant knowledge.
- Production of high quality masterplans, visuals, working drawings and specifications
- Project design and management
- Computer skills: AutoCAD, Word, Excel, NBS Landscape, Illustrator
Qualifications, training and professional memberships
1997-2000Master of Arts Degree in Landscape Architecture
University of Greenwich, London
1995-96City & Guilds National Certificate in Horticulture,
Garden Design and Construction - Distinction
Otley College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Suffolk
1986-89BA Combined Honours Degree in English History
University of Birmingham
Associate member of the Landscape Institute.
Member of the Garden History Society and Royal Horticultural Society
Jane Brown Associates Ltd
Director & Landscape Architect of landscape design practice specialising in the planning and implementation of challenging and innovative garden and landscape schemes.
2005-2006Senior Landscape Architect
ISS Waterers Landscape
In-house landscape architect working on a range of private gardens, estates and commercial projects.
Senior Landscape Architect
The Landscape Agency, York.
Responsibility for management of key projects in UK and overseas.
Maintenance of relationships with key clients and business partners.
Clifton Landscape Design Ltd of Clifton Nurseries, London
Design, implementation and management of private gardens in London and the UK.
Blooms of Bressingham Ltd, Norfolk
Responsible for Bloom's Border Planning Service
Hartree House, Midlothian, Scotland
Masterplanning of an estate set in the stunning Scottish Borders which includes the restoration of the original parkland and the design of extensive new gardens which include large formal gardens with terraces, an orangery, ornamental vegetable and cutting garden and courtyards around the main house. The scheme also includes the creation of a lake, orchards and working vegetable gardens with extensive planting programmes.
Forest of Bere Estate, Hampshire
Working with the architect Julian Bicknell on a the gardens and surrounding landscape for a new country house. The scheme includes a walled sunken garden, scented garden, courtyards and extensive planting schemes to enhance the character and setting of the house.
Richard Ashby Associates Ltd
Working with a local architectural practice on the enhancements of gardens and grounds of various country houses in West Sussex and Hampshire.
Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill
Implementation of planting proposals including semi-mature box headed hornbeams to front garden and box cloud hedge to rear garden. Appointment of gardener.
Holy Rood House, Hampshire
Masterplan of gardens surrounding a new country house. Currently being implemented
Terraced Garden, West Sussex
Design & implementation of a terraced garden overlooking the South Downs.
Hatchwood House, Haslemere, Surrey
Masterplan and planting plans for extensive landscape works to a country house currently being implemented. Works included new driveway and
approach to house with major changes to the front garden area, garage courtyard, ornamental garden and pool garden.
Terra Firma Consultancy
Consultancy work for a local leading Landscape Architectural practice.
Cottage gardens, South Harting
On-going work to two adjacent gardens within the village of South Harting.
Arts & Crafts Hall, Surrey
Working with the client to restore and rejuvenate gardens around a country hall.
Manor House, West Sussex
Design and implementation of gardens around 16th Century Manor House. The scheme includes a courtyard garden with swimming pool, excavation of a large, informal pond and extensive planting. Appointment of gardener.
Farmhouse, West Sussex
Design and implementation of gardens around an old Sussex farmhouse. The scheme includes the removal of large conifers and a Ő1970sŐ style garden and replacing them with yorkstone terraces and steps with extensive perennial borders, an orchard and wildflower meadow.
Georgian Country House, Haslemere, Surrey
Masterplan of gardens around a Georgian country house to be implemented next year. The scheme involves planning applications for a new driveway.
Town Garden, Kensington, London
Design and implementation of planting proposals. Successful planning application for external alterations to balcony to create a breakfast area. Appointment of gardener.
Notting Hill Garden
Design of stylish town garden.
Design of contemporary style city garden.
2005 - 2007
Country Garden, West Sussex
Design and implementation of landscape proposals for the rejuvenation of a 8 hectare private property, including large contemporary rear garden with yorkstone terraces, architectural walling, herbaceous borders and pleached lime walk. Other areas included the creation of an organic vegetable garden, rose garden, bog garden, tree house, a 1 ha wild flower meadow with extensive planting throughout. Appointment of head gardener & house keeper.
Alma Tinka, Kazakhstan,
Working with the architect, Julian Bicknell on the Masterplanning of extensive grounds and gardens surrounding 3 private villas and a guesthouse in Kazakhstan.
Canopy Tree & Landscaping Planning Ltd
Working with a local planning consultancy on the submission of landscape planning applications for developments in East Sussex.
Manor House, Oxfordshire
Masterplaning and implementation of design proposals for the gardens around a Tudor Manor house.
Country Estate, Dorset
Design of extensive tree planting scheme for a large private estate.
Country Garden, Windlesham, Surrey,
Design and implementation of woodland garden with streams, pond, waterfall and extensive planting.
Wentworth Estate, Surrey
Design of Japanese style garden with large ponds, lawns and planting. Planning applications were gained for the work from The Wentworth Estate and also the local authority.
Country Estate, Windlesham, Surrey
Restoration work to the existing man made systems of lakes and weirs.
Otterbourne House, Hampshire
Design and implementation of contemporary country garden.
2000 - 2005
Portman Estate, London
Preparation of 10 year management plan and masterplan for the upgrading of Portman Square Garden in LondonŐs West End. Implemented 2005.
Gunton Park, Norfolk
Design and implementation of parkland planting to an area of the estate based on the original OS maps and plans. (Winner of Savills 'Genius of the Place Award' in association with Country Life.2008)
Eaton Square Gardens, Grosvenor Estate, London
Eaton Square Gardens: 10 year Management plan, design and implementation of works to the 6 gardens that comprise Eaton Square totaling 6 acres. (Gold Medal, London Squares Competition 2003).
Belgrave Square, Grosvenor Estate, London
10 year Management plan and garden consultancy.
Wilton Crescent, Grosvenor Estate, London
10 year management plan and garden consultancy.
Grosvenor Estate, Belgravia London: Halkin Garden
Masterplan of new garden square to a new development in central London.
Fulham High Street, London
Landscape masterplan for residential and commercial properties for successful planning application.
The Landmark Trust
Gardens consultancy for the trust's property portfolio.
Carden Hall, Cheshire
Working with the architect Julian Bicknell and the garden designer, Mary Keen on the masterplanning of an 8 acre garden to a new country house set in 250 acre parkland. The garden included complicated water features, a winter garden and a walled garden.
Country Estate, Oxfordshire
Management plan and masterplanning of the estate and Grade II* listed Pleasure Gardens including areas around the house, a large walled garden, planting to restore the pleasure gardens and lakeside tree planting.
Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
Masterplan for large central garden of a large medieval almhouses at Bray Hospital, Berkshire.
Design and implementation of proposals to part restore and enhance the historic setting of this well-known central London school. The masterplan unified architecture, history and quality urban design to create an inspiring setting for future generations of pupils.
New design proposals and planting plans for the restoration of the gardens and grounds originally designed by Sir Gordon Russell, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and Russell Page. Implementation of planting works.
Walworth, Bally Kelly, Northern Ireland
Design and implementation of water features for a large walled garden.
Battlehouse, Bromham, Wiltshire
Design and implementation of a private garden for a Grade II Listed country house in Wiltshire.The design involved realignment of the main drive, leveling the front lawn, creation of herbaceous borders, an ornamental herb garden and a formal avenue of pleached Limes.
Stonington, Connecticut, USA.
Design and implementation of an eleven acre private garden for a new property with courtyard, terraces and a large ravine garden with pools and waterfalls. (Winner of the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association Garden of Excellence Award 2002 for a contemporary private garden).
Belvedere Road, London
Masterplanning and implementation of a traditional style English Garden with water feature, vegetable potager and parterre.
1997 - 2000
Boots plc, Headquarters, Millenium Sculpture Garden
Working with the Landscape Architect, Mark Lutyens on the hard landscape detailing and planting plans over a 3 year period for the new millennium garden at Boots Headquarters in Nottingham.
Binfield Park, Berkshire
Masterplan and planting plans for the grounds of an Adams' House.
Kensington Palace, London
Design and implementation of a private garden within the grounds of the palace.
Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
Design and implementation of private garden within the grounds of the Castle.
Prince Arthur's Road, Hampstead
Design and implementation of a private London garden.