About Airton Garden Design

'I can easily teach people to be gardeners, and from them, once they know how to garden, you'll get a philosopher.'  Bill Mollison (1928-2016)

Our gardens are our habitats - usually including a home - a second skin where we meet the rest of the world.  In the many years I've been gardening and designing gardens I've found that success comes from finding the point where aspiration and environment meet; agreeing with nature about what can and can't be controlled.  For some this is a challenging journey but my role as a designer is to walk it alongside the people concerned, discovering with them how the garden of their imagination can be created in the unique way that their site and circumstances provide.

A student of permaculture, I love to create ecologically based, productive gardens both beautiful and functional.  With a background in systems engineering, experience as a support worker in social care, a career in landscape architecture and an RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture, I'm able to think through most garden problems or to recommend more specialist help where it might be needed.

Airton Garden Design offers three types of service:

  1. Outline / concept design - helping you to visualise how your ideas and aspirations can be achieved in your garden.

  2. Implementation & management - final preparations, planting, simple construction such as loose gravel paths, specialist maintenance such as herbaceous border management and pruning.

  3. Garden mentoring - showing you how to sow seeds, plant, prune, make compost, or even plan and draw your own design.

The cost of design will depend on the size and complexity of the project; however, my initial no-obligation consultation is free.  I will visit for up to one hour to view the garden and talk through your ideas.  Then I'll write up a project proposal, confirming the design fees and giving you an approximate idea of the budget you'll need to realise your aspirations.

Contact me to find out more.