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Book onto our Open Evening on Thursday 9th February to meet the tutors, see past student work and find out more
Kate is now extremely busy as Creative Director for ‘A Garden Celebrated’, a new garden festival launched
this year at The Royal Garden, Highgrove. She will also be compering at the event and is thoroughly enjoying her new role. We will be inviting Kate back to teach with us in the future.
Martyn Wilson: Wilson Associates Garden Design
Award winning Garden Designer Martyn Wilson graduated from the One Year Garden Design Diploma in 2015. He established and runs Wilson Associates Garden Design, a successful and busy garden design practice and has kindly agreed to come back and do some teaching for us -
Martyn has designed two RHS award-
Emily Sharpe: Garden Stories
Emily has graduated from the Ten Week Garden Design Diploma Course and the Ten Week Planting Design Diploma. She has established and runs Garden Stories and designs gardens inspired by people -
Emily has won an RHS Silver-
Pippa Shennan: Earthmark Garden Design
She obtained her Garden Design qualification at The Cotswold Gardening School in 2012 and then returned more recently to study both Planting Design and Horticulture in order to obtain a Diploma. She now runs her own garden design company, Earthmark Garden Design.
This year Pippa is designing and constructing a show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, with the main theme based around the importance of noise attenuation, particularly in urban gardens.
Pippa is an Accredited Partner of the Wildflower Turf Ltd, specialising in designing, installing and maintaining wildflower meadows and planting schemes. Pippa also acts as a visiting lecturer on various courses for us.
Stacey Gibson: One Year Garden Design Diploma Course
Stacey Gibson graduated from our One Year Garden Design Diploma with a Commendation and in the same year also achieved a silver RHS medal for her Festival Show Garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Stacey is now working for Allensmore Nurseries as an Added Value Assistant.
Allensmore have a huge customer base, including Waitrose, Wyevale Garden Centres, B&Q and Homebase along with many smaller chains and independents. It's Stacey’s job to come up with new, innovative and on-
Her department is in charge of the entire process, from coming up with a design, creating samples, costing and collating the new ranges into catalogues so the sales team can get out there and sell them, ordering stock for the production line to checking the spec of the finished product before it is dispatched to stores. It's going to be a great experience and she is really enjoying it.
Stacey is also working with a local landscaper on future projects which require planting plans.
Nikki Hollier: Ten Week Garden Design
Best of luck to Nikki Hollier who graduated last year from our Ten Week Garden Design Course and who is building a Festival Show garden at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Anthea Birden and Denise Longman:
One Year Garden Design.
Congratulations on your RHS Silver medal for your Festival Show Garden at last year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Ten Week Garden Design.
Congratulations on your RHS Silver medal for your Main Show Garden ‘Out of Darkness at last year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.