Tuesday, 9 February 2016

February - dull, grey, lack of vitamin D, dreaming of summer sunshine.....

It's been a wet winter and pretty grey, work is busy. We are currently booking new designs into May 2016.

What have we been upto?

I attended the Society of Garden Designers awards ceremony at the Landmark London Hotel on the Marylebone Road for an evening of catch up with lots of old and new friends and colleagues.

A big Thank You to the Land Design Partnership who invited me along for the evening. The equivalent to the BAFTAS for garden design surrounded by tv celeb garden designers, Chelsea Main Avenue Designers and many SGD members. A lovely evening, catching up with suppliers, other designers and landscaping companies. Here I am with Christina from Land Design Partnership and Rae from Rae Wilkinson Design. The food was delicious the wine was flowing, but the room was incredibly warm, we chatted all night, celebrating the success of great designs.
Unfortunately I didn't stay up in London as I needed to work on the new website at the weekend, getting the last train home,  I went prepared with running trainers to switch into to make a dash for the mini cab at Sevenoaks train station beating at least 20 others to a cab in the rain....yaaah my regular running comes in handy.

Work in Progress

We are working on a number of projects including the courtyard garden at Wildernesse Golf Club, we have just gone out to tender on jobs in Offham and Sevenoaks, two very exciting projects. I'm currently working on a project in Loose, Maidstone and about to embark on a project for a domestic garden for a new build house in Trottiscliffe teaming up with Open Architecture. I have just presented a new scheme for a family in Hildenborough, so as always busy busy. Gardens are currently being constructed in Wildernesse Avenue in Sevenoaks, Bounds Oak Way in  Bidborough, Ash Vale in Hampshire, Grove Road in Seal, Cotmans Ash Lane in Kemsing, Ashgrove Road in Sevenoaks - teaming up with Offset Architects.

We have 4 gardens to plant booked to start in March, Gemma and I will be planting gardens in Sevenoaks, Culverstone, Ash Vale, Wildernesse Golf Club and I have the smallest garden to plant up this week in Prospect Road Sevenoaks.

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