About Us

Ruth grew up in South Yorkshire. After a struggle between her love of the arts and science she went on to read economics at Cambridge University. She graduated in 1996 to spend over a decade in management consulting. In 2009 she came full circle to follow her passion for art and garden design and qualified from the English Gardening School with a distinction and was awarded the top student design prize. She set up her garden design practice soon after and undertakes residential and commercial projects in the UK. Ruth would describe her style as classical yet contemporary. Clients value her combination of creativity and business-like approach. Ruth was awarded a silver medal in 2012, a gold medal in 2013 and most recently a silver-gilt and Best Fresh Garden (people’s choice) in 2015 at Chelsea Flower Show. She’s loves the challenge of exhibiting at one of the toughest and most prestigious flower shows in the World.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

Classical contemporary.

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

The inspiration for this 2015 Chelsea Flower Show garden came from the important genetic research funded by the charity Breast Cancer Now. The design centred around an abstracted form of the DNA double helix created by a Portland-stone pathway, intertwined with a ribbon of soft-pink planting, which broke through the garden at the end of the yew hedging – yew is used in some cancer-treatment drugs. The style was classical yet contemporary in execution. The trees were from my usual Chelsea quality suppliers: Deepdale Trees and Kelways; the stone was sourced from Albion Stone; and the water pools were custom fabricated. The 'Soaring Female' sculpture was by Rick Kirby. The garden was voted Best Fresh Garden in the public vote and was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal. We have won awards for three Chelsea Flower Show gardens, including a Silver medal in 2012 and a Gold medal in 2013.