I'm Katie a.k.a. The Queen of Spades. I'm head over heels in love with nature and all things beautiful
My love of nature started when I was a child...although I didn't realise it at the time. I have such vivid memories of watching my mother digging over the front garden and loving the way the soil looked so dark and crumbly. I was addicted to sniffing the sweet peas, fishing with my grandfather and most of all making my secret den under the canopy of our willow tree.
A Garden Designer...how did that happen?
With such a vibrant upbringing I suppose it's no wonder that I eventually became a Garden Designer. But I still can't work out exactly how it happened. One day a friend asked how I knew so much about plants, building walls, trees, birds, butterflies and the only answer I could offer was "I really don't know!"
That one moment made me stop and take a look at my career choices so far. I knew that if I made the leap, I had a really good chance of being happy and fulfilled as a self employed Garden Designer.
My designs come to life through getting to know my clients...It's a
collaborative and empowering process
Without compromising too much on the vision and brief, I try to ensure that the maintenance of any garden I design is at the right level for each client. For me, designing a garden should be a process whereby you spend time really getting to know your client and working with them to guide them through their thoughts and dreams. That way, the final design is a part of us both.
The world around us has so much to beguile and amaze us all with.
You just need to take the time to listen, smell, touch and even taste it.
“Natural creative flair combined with a meticulous attention to detail”
“We shall enjoy the results for many years to come”
Val & Trevor Fox