Every piece of land is unique. This applies to a garden, landscape or a development. There is always something that dominates or dictates the solution.
If a building is involved, I design from inside to the outside. It is surprising how much time is spent looking at a garden or landscape rather than being in it and it is those fleeting glimpses which extend our living or working area that brings the satisfaction.
Structure provides a framework and if a garden looks good in winter then it will look stunning in spring, summer and autumn!
Research shows that a well proportioned and balanced space with beautiful and intelligent planting enhances our lives. In a developed society we can look beyond survival and take care of our own well being as well as the environment.