The seed of an idea
I was fifteen when I fell in love with plants and gardens. After studying horticulture at college I owned my own professional landscaping business, winning numerous awards for garden design.
In 2006 I discovered this magnificent example of a Victorian Walled Garden, which although derelict and in desperate need of repair and restoration, filled me with excitement. As I walked around I was overwhelmed by the beauty and mystery of the site; from its formidable walls to the broken down and overgrown Victorian glasshouses.
A few of us got together to develop an idea that we could put forward to the landowner to win a long-term lease. Around a dining room table we came up with the idea of a space of beauty, a place of ‘good medicine’, where people could come and be inspired, relax, play and take some ‘good medicine’ home with them.
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The walled garden design is based on the directions of the compass and started with the simple planting of eight trees to represent the directions, each direction holds meaning.
Our symbol represents the walled garden design, our philosophy and our ever growing community.