The garden is a place of transition.
Whether we are embracing or escaping, daydreaming or doing, sharing or solitary, listening or performing, the garden articulates with us; we inhabit it, and over time through memory, it inhabits us. This dialogue with the garden, how a moment and space relate, informs an intuitive design process.
A garden is a collection of considerations:
- Having an awareness and being responsive to the surrounding environment, influences the form and usage of the garden.
- Understanding that a lived or imagined moment is a stimulus to the creation of a place, and in turn recognising that these places and desired moments create the unique story of a garden.
- Designing flow into the garden, a journey, establishes rhythm and tempo.
- Using the principles of forest garden design: planting a working ecology of plants, suited to the environment, productive in diverse ways.
- A naturalistic planting style, cohering the whole.
Design is client-rich.
Together walking through the garden, exploring conjured moments and emergent form, leads to an evolving design that establishes a personal connection to the garden.