Natalie has a background in Fashion and Textiles, after graduating from The London College of Fashion, she worked in the fashion industry before completing a Masters Degree in Design Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. After moving to Sussex with her Architect Husband and family, she fell into Garden Design a decade ago, after restoring her own half acre garden. Further Horticultural and Garden Design study at Plumpton College has helped Natalie develop an instinctive and creative approach to garden design. Natalie design gardens with sensory appeal and year round interest.
Natalie has a passion for sustainable gardening, at the heart of this is the use of native plant species which are able to thrive better in our weather & soil conditions; requiring less watering once established & are more resistant to dry spells. It is also the native plant species that provide the backbone of habitats in which native insects, birds & mammals thrive as our wildlife can utilise native plant species better as they have evolved together. Natalie naturally incorporates native and non-native plants into her planting schemes to provide not only a depth of richness to the look and feel of the garden; but are also going to be easier and less demanding to maintain.
Natalie is based in Ditchling, Sussex, nestled in the South Downs, a place rich in the tradition of Arts and Crafts.