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Book onto our Open Morning on Thursday 14th February 2019 (evening) to find out more about our courses
Steve comes from a highly creative background and graduated with a degree in photographic art from the University of Wales Newport in 2008. He retrained in horticulture soon after and has brought the ideas and concepts he explored in his artwork through to his garden design practice.
Steve is fascinated by the relationship between people and the natural world and is passionate about breaking down the growing divide between the two by creating innovative and dynamic approaches to garden and landscape design. Biodiversity and ecology are at the forefront of his work and he is keen to promote these ideas, from contemporary urban spaces, public and private, to more traditional gardens and estates.
Steve has several years experience in many areas of the industry: running a successful garden maintenance business and progressing to full scale design and builds. Along with his creative background, this experience is invaluable and gives Steve a unique perspective in terms of what will work functionally for the space as well as for the client.
Steve has undertaken the ten week garden design course here at the Cotswold Gardening School where he achieved such a high standard he was invited back on a scholarship to study on the one year professional design course, he later graduated with the top student award. He has since set up his own successful practice.
Part of Steve’s design service is 3D visuals and uses a wide array of approaches in bringing his designs to life from hand drawn illustration to fully rendered digital images. These are not only an excellent tool for clients but he also offers this service to other practicing designers. Steve teaches on the one year design course where he shares insight into how to use these techniques to your advantage.
In 2017 Steve was shortlisted for both the residential and commercial student design categories of the SGD Awards.
He has been involved in several RHS shows, most notably two gold medal winning gardens: Derby College’s monastic themed garden at Harrogate flower show in 2013 and Martin Wilson Associate’s innovative ‘Brownfield Metamorphosis’ garden at Hampton Court in 2017.