Just some of the gardens that Sue has designed…..
For the past ten years, Sue has designed and managed the gardens at this spectacular wedding venue on Rame Head in SE Cornwall. Designing plantings for the extensive grounds – which divide into a number of garden areas – has been both a delight and a challenge, as conditions vary from sun-baked Mediterranean microclimate to exposed clifftop. Here Sue has been able to utilise her plant knowledge to the full, sourcing stock from specialist nurseries and growing some of the most unusual plants herself, from seed.
A spectacular coastal location where the client, Artist and Sound Healing Practitioner Teresa Wicksteed, wanted to create a peaceful retreat of sensory plants that would also be a haven for wildlife.
“Sue has been a true inspiration with her imagination, enthusiasm and pragmatic plans. I think the garden is a wonderful place”. Teresa Wicksteed
A beautifully restored 16th century farmhouse in an idyllic Tamar Valley location. The garden divided into three main areas, where, working closely with the owner, each was created with a distinctly different design and where colour as well as structure was paramount.
Contemporary style family garden, Bedfordshire.
Once a 1960’s bungalow, the new ‘grand design’ needed a garden to match and which would suit the clients’ growing family. Seating areas for relaxing and entertaining were surrounded by sensory plants and structural planting for all-year interest, with plenty of space for the young children to play. A spectacular ‘green roof’ above the triple garage to the front of the house was planted with a diverse range of plants specially chosen by Sue for this unique setting.
Courtyard garden, Devon (viewed from above)
No garden is too small to benefit from a redesign. This courtyard was transformed into a lovely space for outdoor living with paving and raised beds. Replacing dark decking with light-coloured paving and staining the fence soft green instead of brown, gave the garden a much greater feeling of space too.