Based in Oxford, I have been working as a garden designer for over 20 years.
Recently, projects have taken me to Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland.
Being half Dutch and half English, I come with a good leavening of the well-known Dutch directness, so do forgive me! However it does seem to get the work done!
Growing up on an organic mixed farm just outside Oxford in lovely countryside by ancient river meadows, that timeless beauty has remained my inspiration.
Both my parents have very green fingers and I learnt so much by watching them from a tiny age. Immersed in nature, growing crops and looking after animals, it was obvious that the whole world of land, fields, birds, weather and animals, including ourselves, is one large family.